Where to find mid century style medicine cabinets made new today? Over time, we’ve heard from more readers with tips, and some old suppliers exited the scene. So, here’s a new wrap-up story, identifying known suppliers of the various vintage styles. Note, this story focuses on true-vintage styles — fo example, recessed medicine cabinets with the mirror trimmed in metal, and wall mirrors with so-called sliding-door “cosmetic boxes” positioned below (available both recessed or wall hanging to make a little shelf). I notice that when searching mid century medicine cabinets online, I see many designs that I would call “contemporary” eg today’s modern style, not really replicating mid century modern or -modest styles that we had back in the day. I watch for styles that look true vintage, like they were built with the house. Fortunately, there are some willing manufacturers still making them!
Where to buy mid century style medicine cabinets made new today:
- Ketcham Cabinets has an expansive range of bathroom medicine cabinets. They have a “cosmetic series“. Check out the “sliding door with light on top” — so retro! And reader Jane used a more basic design — but one with lovely metal edging — in her gorgeous-built-from-scratch vintage style bathroom. In fact, it’s thanks to Jane that we first learned about Ketchum.
- Rangaire — which also owns the Jensen brand — makes a variety of medicine cabinets styles including framed recessed medicine cabinets and cosmetics boxes.
All the cabinets above are available from a variety of retailers. Over on Amazon, I see that cosmetic boxes are made by Jensen (owned by Rangaire and another company, ProPlus. << affiliate links, I earn a commission if you click and buy anything after clicking.
There could also be other brands with such designs, but Ketchand and Rangeaire/Jensen seem to be major makers to at least check out first.
Tip: It can be worthwhile to see a sample of your medicine cabinet “in the flesh” before you buy — in order to assure it meets your quality expectations. There could be differences in quality, from model to model.
Medicine cabinets with light bars:
Both Rangeaire/Jensen and Ketchem offer some styles of medicine cabinets with integrated light bars. There were a variety of styles made back in the day — and still today.
For example, I found this Jensen model online that includes a stainless steel framed mirror with light bars to the right and left:
Hunt for vintage medicine cabinets:
You can also hunt vintage. My local ReStore Habitat for Humanity always seems to have a good variety of salvaged medicine cabinets. You can also watch the usual sources like craigslist, facebook marketplace, local salvage places and vintage stores — even neighbors who are doing remodels. Please be aware, there may be hazards in old products — for example, the glass in old mirrors may not be up to current safety standards, and there could be lead paint, etc. — so get with your own pro to assess what you are dealing with so you can make informed decisions. Renovate Safe 🙂
Readers, I’d love to hear if you any more tips on where to find vintage and mid century style medicine cabinets made new today — thank you!