Asked by: Julius Thiellen
asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th June, 2020

Can you put a medicine cabinet on an exterior wall?

Recessed medicine cabinets are so-called because they're installed within a recess or indentation within a wall. Walls, however, aren't just empty spaces. There are wall studs, pipes, wires, and vents hiding inside. If it's an exterior wall, it's load bearing.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, do medicine cabinets go into the wall?

A recessed medicine cabinet needs to be anchored inside the wall to a rectangle of framing, the center of which must be clear of obstructions. You will likely have to cut away part of a stud to make room, as most wall framing is set on 16-inch centers but many medicine cabinets are more than 18 inches wide.

Similarly, how do you hang a medicine cabinet on the wall? Steps

  1. Scan the wall with a stud finder. Use a stud finder to locate your wall's studs, and mark the locations of the studs with a pencil.
  2. Hold the cabinet in place and make sure it's level.
  3. Open the cabinet door and mark the installation holes.
  4. Drill the pilot holes.
  5. Fasten the screws to secure the cabinet.

Also know, can you put a niche on an outside wall?

Don't mount it on an outside wall But, if the conditions are NOT right, then it could turn into a real problem. As a general rule it is always the best idea to mount / build your tiled or finished shower niche in a wall that is not an outside facing wall.

Where is the best place to store medicine?

Store your medicines in a cool, dry place. For example, store it in your dresser drawer or a kitchen cabinet away from the stove, sink, and any hot appliances. You can also store medicine in a storage box, on a shelf, in a closet. If you are like most people, you probably store your medicine in a bathroom cabinet.

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