Finding the Best Medicine Cabinet for Your RV
Living in an RV means getting creative with storage spaces, which also includes your cosy bedroom. An RV medicine cabinet is an absolute essential for every RV home. It is a convenient and safe storage location for medicine, hairbrushes, skincare products, and toothpaste and toothbrushes.
Also, these things don’t look the most attractive, so hiding them behind a shiny mirror seems like a good idea. Confused about the kind of medicine cabinet you need for your RV bathroom? Our guide will help you out.
Selecting the right size
Finding the right size medicine cabinet is because you have limited wall space. It should ideally be narrower or of the same size as the vanity. The next thing you need to check is the available wall height between the light fixture and the faucet of your bathroom vanity. You should mount the cabinet exactly between the two and shouldn’t be deeper than the fixture’s length because it will block the light.
Since you want the medicine cabinet for your RV, it is best to mount it on the wall. Just placing it over the vanity is impractical and risky as it can fall down while you are driving. The cabinet’s configuration is another important but subjective detail you need to look out for. It should have separate sections for storing medicine strips and syrups, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and skincare products.
Types of medicine cabinets
The type of medicine cabinet you choose will make or break your bathroom’s decor. We have three options for you that go well with contemporary interiors.
1. Mirrored doors and interiors
This cabinet type is self-explanatory and is our most favorite one. The mirrored interiors are convenient because it allows you to check the items in the last row. You can keep the door open and do your makeup easily as you can see yourself in the mirror.
2. Adjustable mirror cabinets
A fancy type, adjustable mirror cabinets have a special magnifying mirror that you can move sideways and up and down. It is a great choice if you have many people of different house living in the RV.
3. Lighted mirror cabinets
Lighted mirror cabinets are a great choice if you don’t have any lights in the bathroom. It also makes getting ready easier because the light directly focuses on your face and gets rid of shadows. You can also dim the light during the night and turn in up during day time.
Features to look for
Now that we have covered the type of medicine cabinets, let’s move on to different features you need to look for while purchasing it.
Usually, medicine cabinets are white or cream-colored and have steel finishing. However, the color of the material and finishing of two different brands still has their differences. It is best to have your entire bathroom decor from one brand because they have identical color schemes.
It is easy to ignore the hinges and knobs but it is crucial for them to match with the rest of the decor. One thing out of the place and all your interior design efforts will go to waste. Purchase in a better quality medicine cabinet because you will be using it multiple times during the day. If the hardware is weak, the cabinet will fall apart.
If you go for a typical cabinet style, you will get a product with two doors. The modern ones come with only one big door that opens all the way. We recommend the single-door option for your RV because one of the two doors in the older models can come apart. Even if one of the doors is open, everything from the inside will fall down.
A medicine cabinet without a lock is useless. Kids can climb on a tool and try to play with the products inside or if you don’t close the door properly, the contents of the cabinet will fall.
Many medicine cabinets have outlets to charge your phone or trimmer. It is a convenient feature especially if you are hosting a party and in need of extra outlets.
Most medicine cabinets are made using plastic, which is affordable and lightweight. They are also easy-to-clean. Wood cabinets build a nice ambiance and are attractive. If you are looking for a durable build, stainless steel cabinets are the best.
American Pride Frameless Mirror Medicine Cabinet
- Injection molded polystyrene cabinet body
- 17” tri-brite piano hinge
- 2 adjustable white polystyrene shelves and 1 fixed polystyrene shelves
- All hardware is zinc plated (Magnetic catch, screws & hardware pack)
- Rough opening: 14” x 18” x 2-1/2”
The American Pride is a recessed mirrored medicine cabinet. Its body is constructed using injection-molded polystyrene, which gives it durability and strength. It has a 17” tri-brite piano hinge and a storage depth of 3 ½”. Inside the cabinet, there are two adjustable shelves and one fixed shelf. All its hardware including screws, magnetic catch, and hardware pack are made out of zinc, which gives it added strength.
It only weighs 9.92 pounds and has an overall size of 16.875” X 22.25”. Living on the road means you have to constantly clean the surfaces because there is so much dust coming inside. Luckily, the cabinet has rounded edges, so it doesn’t collect dust easily. American Pride offers 30 days return policy on the product. The only downside is that you have assembled it completely.
- 30 days return policy
- Lightweight but sturdy and durable
- Nice construction with an easy open and close mechanism
- Adjustable shelves
- Delayed customer service
- Packaging could have been better
SONGMICS Wall Cabinet
- TRUE ALL-ROUNDER: Towel rod and cupboard in one - easily reach the towel during each morning routine, and keeps everything in order behind the...
- RELIABLE QUALITY: Our bathroom cabinet is made of premium MDF (P2 grade), which promises a long service life; environmentally friendly lacquered...
- UTILIZE WALL SPACE: Simply attach this wall cabinet to the wall to turn an empty wall in your bathroom, living room or corridor into a practical...
- HASSLE-FREE STORAGE: Shelf has 3 height settings behind the door, 1 towel rod at the bottom and 2 lateral hooks for hair bands, keys, etc.
A classy wooden product by by Songmics, this cabinet is quite a steal for the price that you are paying. It comes with a stainless steel rod at the bottom to hang hand towels. It is constructed using premium MDF (P2 grade) wood, which is a sustainable, eco-friendly, and durable variety. The cabinet is also easy to assemble and install. It has two adjustable shelves with three height adjustments and two hooks apart from the hand towel rod.
The cabinet has a smooth lacquer that makes it easy to clean. Also, the hinges and knobs are made with high-quality durable material. It goes really well with every kind of decor, especially modern contemporary. Songmics is known for their excellent, round the clock customer service. However, it doesn’t come with a mirrored door, so you will have to install a mirror next to the cabinet.
- Easy assembly and installation
- Durable quality material and sturdy construction
- Wonderful customer service
- No mirrored door
- Screws are flimsy, you will have to purchase bigger ones separately
Design House White Semi-Gloss Medicine Cabinet
- Measures 16-inches wide by 30-inches tall by 4.75-inches deep
- Has a durable white semi-gloss finish with a white border
- Has 2-shelves and concealed hinges
A simple yet excellent choice for RV homes, Design House 545111 Wyndham White Semi-Gloss Medicine Cabinet is 30” tall and 4.75” deep. It is enough to store all your toiletries, medicines, and skincare products. It comes with a durable white semi-gloss finish and a white border. The cabinet has a two-shelf construction with hidden hinges that make for a sophisticated finish.
It has an all-wood construction, which is finished by a waterproof coat. The cabinet is California 93210 compliant and has a surface mount installation. It indicates that has lower formaldehyde emissions since the product is made from composite wood. Also, the interior finish matches the exteriors offering it a uniform look. Wyndham is one of the best furniture brands in the United States and offer an entire range of bathroom accessories at affordable prices. You will get a limited one-year warranty on the cabinet.
- One-year limited warranty
- Mirrored cabinet with durable waterproof finish
- California 93210 compliant
- Comes partially assembled
- Only two shelves
- A tall cabinet that won’t fit in small RVs
Tangkula Wide Wall Mounted Mirror Cabinet
- Mounting Type: Surface Mount
- The Package Length of the Product is 27.0 inches
- The Package Width of the Product is 14.0 inches
- The Package Height of the Product is 6.0 inches
A popular product by Tangkula, Wide Wall Mounted Mirror Cabinet is a dual door
compact model with a sophisticated design. You can adjust the shelves to meet unique storage
requirements. It is constructed using durable particle board with a melamine cover, which
makes the product damp-proof. It also creates a smooth surface that is easy to clean and
withstand humid environment.
You can use the wall mount cabinet to store not only medicines but also accessories and
makeup products. The doors are fitted with a slow-closing mechanism, so no matter how hard
you close them they will close slowly. It also saves your fingers from getting pinched between
the doors. Other than that, the medicine cabinet is easy to assemble. It goes well with every
style of modern bathroom decor.
- Doors have slow-closing mechanism
- Easy to clean surface with melamine cover withstands humid conditions
- Semi-gloss cabinet goes well with modern decor
- Difficult installation process
- Delayed customer service
Elegant Home Fashions Mirrored Medicine Cabinet
- White finish frame complimented by clear acrylic door knobs
- Adjustable interior shelf for organizational options
- Door magnet and hinges are pre-hung
- Surface mount; hardware included
- Tempered glass enhances the safety
A beautiful model by Elegant Home Fashions, Neal Collection Mirrored Medicine Cabinet makes for a great RV bathroom storage. It has a sturdy and strong engineered-wood construction with a pure white finish that gives it a sophisticated appeal. The model has a beautiful crown molding that aligns with your bathroom vanity to create symmetry. It has a mid-century contemporary design, which makes it wonderful in any bathroom interior style. The interior shelves are adjustable. It has three open compartments where you can store products that you use frequently.
Instead of a glass mirror, the cabinet is fitted with tempered glass, which is a stronger and more durable variant. It weighs almost 30 pounds, so you need bigger metal screws to mount it on your RV wall. The door magnets and hinges are come pre-installed, which reduces the work for you. You can purchase matching bathroom accessories from the brand to your RV decor.
- Beautiful, irresistible design
- Strong construction and durable quality
- Fitted with tempered glass for safety
- Difficult to install
- Needs bigger screws for installation
- Heavier than other products on our list
All the products that we mentioned on our list were picked after careful consideration. However, we have one favorite that we like the most. When it comes to design, this RV Medicine Cabinet is our favorite. It has a French design that blends in with every decor style. It is also sturdy and durable and will last you for a lifetime.
Instead of normal mirrored glass, it is fitted with a more durable and sturdy tempered glass. It lowers the chances of the mirror cracking when there is a rapid change in temperature and resistant to extremely bumpy rides as well. You tend to ignore if all things are matching in an RV because size is the major concern. With this design, you don’t have to worry about that. They have an entire range of RV-appropriate products that will bring your motorhomes design together. Win-Win.