If you need a medicine cabinet for your bathroom remodel, you can stalk your local Re-Store and in just a short while, you are sure to find one. But, old skool cabinets can be quite small, only about 16″ wide and 20″ tall. When I renovated my bathrooms, I wanted more space, so I put in new 20″wide x 26″high medicine cabinets. Square, beveled mirrors. I don’t think the medicine cabinet looks oversized or anything. Now, I’ve discovered these five cute medicine cabinets from Kohler, which all feature additional decorative oomph — arches or frames that might work nicely in vintage homes. Note,  these are even taller — 31″ tall. While I think we need to be very sensitive to scale within small spaces, I don’t think the extra 5 inches will be too much. However – I’d likely flank a cabinet this tall with two sconces, not put a single fixture above. vintage style medicine cabinet
This is absolutely my favorite of all the Kohler designs. That loopdeedoo arch reminds me of a 1930s or 1940s triple-vanity mirror I owned once. It is very sweet, and I think it would look great in a “sweet”-styled bathroom.  Here’s the listing on Amazon, these cabinets are available from a variety of sources: Kohler K-CB-CLC2030VAS Single Door 20-Inch W by 30-Inch H by 5-Inch D Aluminum Cabinet  (apparently no longer available, but I will keep photo up for historical purposes.) Disclosure: I get a spiff anytime you buy anything after clicking into Amazon from any A-links on my site.

arched medicine cabinet vintage style

Above, arch on top only: KOHLER K-CB-CLC2030AS Single Door 20-Inch by 30-Inch by 5-Inch Aluminum Cabinet (apparently no longer available, but I will keep photo up for historical purposes.)

kohler medicine cabinetKOHLER K-3073-NA Archer Mirrored Cabinet

Above, arches on top and bottom:

vintage design medicine cabinet
Above, gentle arches above and below and beveling all around: KOHLER K-CB-CLC2031BAN Single Door 20-Inch by 31-Inch by 5-Inch Aluminum Cabinet

vintage medicine cabinet
Above, wood framed medicine cabinet with arch on top: KOHLER K-CB-CLW2030DAW Single Door 20-InchW x 29-1/2-InchH x 5-1/4-InchD White Enameled Aluminum Cabinet

  1. Kathy says:

    Love this blog! I have 2 1/2 bathrooms in this 1959 house. All ceramic tiled half-walls, and floors. Bright yellow, mint green and kind of a burgundy. I have so many questions as they need some work, but I want to keep as much original as possible.

    So .. my first question (of many, I’m sure!) : Above each of my medicine cabinets is a florescent light covered in a plastic cover. The cover is now 55+ years old, and discolored. The silver of the fixtures is spotty. What should I do about replacing these fixtures? Do I stick with the florescent light and try to clean it up, or should I/could I select new fixtures and still maintain the integrity of the 1959 bathrooms?

    I’m so glad I found this community!!

  2. Kathy says:

    Thank you, Pam!! That is EXACTLY the information I need! I will now work at getting all of those u-shaped plastic covers replaced, thanks to you and your reader’s hard work. (I apologize for not having searched your blog thoroughly to find that post, myself. But I thank you so much for bringing it to my attention.) I’ll get right to it!
    🙂 Kathy

  3. pam kueber says:

    Salmia, we do not sell anything here. You need to contact the companies profiled in the stories… In this case, all the products here are online — click the blue links.

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