11 Affordable Medicine Cabinets for Every Style and Space

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A good medicine cabinet is, undoubtedly, the unsung hero of any bathroom. Besides housing the obligatory mirror for endless hours of primping and polishing, it's shouldered with a whole host of other jobs. These include expanding storage options vertically, beyond dark under-counter spaces and linen closets; handily storing the products you use most often; and keeping all those not-so-attractive bathroom-y things (think: over-gnawed toothbrushes, embarrassing medications, and ugly first aid products) well out of sight.

But finding a stylish—and affordable—medicine cabinet can be like searching for the proverbial needle in a cheap, builder-grade haystack. (And let's face it, hidden electric outlets and built-in defoggers, while nice, aren't exactly cost-effective.) So instead of busting your budget (and patience) to find the best workhorse for the most-used room in the house, consider these 11 cool medicine cabinets, all budget-friendly and designed for a variety of styles and spaces—from traditional to eclectic and everything in between.

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Transitional

A mirrored medicine cabinet with two doors.
Fresca Surface Mount or Recessed Medicine Cabinet $334
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Two mirrored doors swing out to reveal two adjustable glass shelves. It's a boon for apartment dwellers and homeowners alike, as it can be either mounted to a wall (with a heavy-duty bracket) or fully recessed inside it for a more streamlined look.

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Traditional

A traditional-style mirrored medicine cabinet that's slightly open.
Deco Mirror Beaded Bathroom Medicine Cabinet $206
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Like a picture frame, four beveled-glass inserts—wrapped with inlaid champagne-toned beading—enclose a central, beveled-glass mirror. Its recessed body stays hidden inside the wall, while its powder-coated steel detailing recalls a classic work of art.

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For Awkward Spaces

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Jensen Corner Mirrored Medicine Cabinet $326
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Nobody puts Baby in the corner. Well, except this baby. Turn any awkward corner into a useable storage space with this mirrored medicine cabinet. Its understated frame houses three fixed shelves.

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For Those Short on Space

A split image of a mirrored medicine cabinet behind a door on the left and a woman reaching into its hidden shelving on the right.
Cabidor Deluxe Mirror $230
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If your tiny bathroom more closely resembles a linen closet with virtually nowhere to stow day-to-day essentials, utilize wasted space with this six-foot back-of-door dynamo that attaches to any standard door's hinges. Inside, it has the storage capacity of five standard medicine cabinets (seriously), and outside, there's a full-length mirror. Customize its layout with six adjustable shelves and rods that keep tall items in place.

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Coastal

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AllModern Lee Surface Mount Framed Medicine Cabinet $930
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Without getting too literal with Restoration Hardware's porthole medicine cabinet, we chose this navy, wall-mounted design for its modern edge and nautical colorway. Its frame is composed of built-in open shelving, so you'll never run out of space for your bathroom essentials.

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Industrial

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Pottery Barn Flynn Recessed Medicine Cabinet $379 $151
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Its recessed frame looks as if it was carefully welded in a factory shop, making it the perfect addition to any cool, industrial-style bath. A mirror opens up to an interior that's lined with three adjustable glass shelves.

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Glam

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Birch Lane Adair Recessed Frameless Medicine Cabinet $515 $440
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This showstopper reveals three adjustable shelves and will fool everyone into thinking you've installed a vintage, Hollywood Regency mirror over the vanity in lieu of a bulky medicine cabinet.

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Organic Modern

A rustic looking mirrored medicine cabinet with wooden shelving hidden behind it.
Urban Outfitters Plymouth Sliding Storage Mirror $149
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A metal-framed mirror slides to the right (via metal arms on its top and bottom) to uncover this medicine cabinet's natural, mango-wood frame, and two fixed shelves. The company keeps it cheap—and chic—by not providing wall-mounting directions (or hardware), so best to read up and get supplies before you hang.

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Midcentury

A round, wooden, mirrored medicine cabinet hung on a white wall.
SDK Round Bathroom Mirror Cabinet $319
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This wall-mounted, lacquered-beech medicine cabinet looks exactly like any molto costoso (very expensive) 1960s Italian mirror, save for its hidden, adjustable shelves and smooth-closing mirrored door.

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Contemporary

A mirrored medicine cabinet with built in strips of lighting forming a border around the mirror.
Vanity Art Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet with LED Lighting $241
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Straight out of Stanley Kubrick's 1968 sci-fi movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, this wood-framed, wall-mounted medicine cabinet features a mirrored front with built-in LED-light technology designed to illuminate every last pore—and also has two adjustable glass shelves within. Just make sure there's a power outlet nearby.

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Farmhouse

A white, wooden, mirrored medicine cabinet that's slightly ajar.
Rejuvenation Wright Medicine Cabinet $379
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Sturdy, substantial, and made of lacquered hardwood, this recessed medicine cabinet features a beveled-mirror door (with a super-cute knob!) that swings open to expose three adjustable, tempered glass shelves. The door can also be right- or left-oriented, depending on your bathroom's layout.

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