This weeks fabulous Friday find was discovered while researching another article on wall storage ideas. We know there are homeowners who love working around their home, and have the skills and tools to create almost any solution they need. There are other homeowners who lack the skill or more likely don't have the time, to build a hidden cabinet, and these beautiful wall cabinets are for you.
That's why we wanted to share these hidden cabinets from ConcealedCabinets.com. They're so much nicer than the typical medicine cabinets you see in bathrooms. And I was surprised at how many people have more than one cabinet. In fact the downstairs bathroom in my new house has two medicine cabinets, and not sure what to do with the one over the toilet so leave your ideas below.
- On the left wall below, the medicine cabinet is a traditional, hidden cabinet that's recessed into the wall. Opening the cabinet to take this photo, it's a reminder to decide if the door needs to open left of right … before you go to the store. This door opens correctly, so you can reach into the cabinet while standing at the sink.
- On the far right (mirror in photo below) is the second medicine cabinet that's mounted flush on the wall, which sits over the toilet, which is the most common place to install these. The shelves are 3 1/2 inches deep compared to the recessed cabinet which has 3 inch deep shelves.
Great Ways to Use a Hidden Cabinet in Your Wall
So of course most people use this hidden cabinet in their bathrooms, although I'm tempted to add one to a kitchen for spices which would fit easily and make them so much easier to scan and find what I need. While we think of these medicine cabinets as work horses (they are) to store lots of little things, with this creative product from ConcealedCabinet.com, they also add a decorative touch to your bathroom.
What I love here is the homeowners took the cabinet a step further, and because these hidden cabinets are made of wood, they were able to drill through the back to add an outlet for an electric shaver. Another homeowner did this for their electric toothbrushes, to avoid having all the wires laying out on their vanity top.
Where Else Can You Use a Hidden Cabinet?
How many times do you find yourself searching for the car keys as you run out the house? Here's a creative way to keep your keys by the door, but safe from visitors who don't live there. With one or several framed photos or paintings, no one will ever know you've got a hidden cabinet for keys hiding here.
Love this idea and had to share it. You can get a cabinet that's deeper (this one is 6 inches deep) and here the homeowner is using the hidden cabinet to hide two beer keg taps behind a framed photo. Are you thirsty for this one?
These are really fun to make – I have been doing them for a few years and streamlined the process a bit – I made a build video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bt6z9EIP-A as well as a blog article https://www.nickferry.com/?p=734
Nick, Love your video & for those who are comfortable at DIY, it’s a great hidden storage solution to make use of space lost in our walls. It’s probably also a great way to practice mudding your walls, as minor imperfections won’t be visible really, unless the “door” is open … LOL.