Several months ago I wrote about ventilation
hoods, calling them the
"afterthought" of kitchen appliances.
This column deals with the bathroom
equivalent – medicine cabinets.
How many times have you settled for
the antiseptic white, recessed box with
chrome trim around the mirror? Or a
surface-mounted mirror and the shallow
cabinet with the sliding Lucite doors?
It's as though manufacturers, designers,
and contractors have collectively and
perversely tried to provide and install
the most insipid collection of medicine
But the explosion of beautiful bath
materials, fixtures, and fittings has made
the old standard in medicine cabinets
look shabbily out of place. Upscale customers
no longer will settle for a $50
medicine cabinet astride their $1,000
Sherle Wagner sink or