Most houses have a central place where they store medications and other smaller items that are used in the morning and at night. However, these medicine cabinets wear down over time and will often need to be replaced. When you replace your medicine cabinet, you might want to consider upgrading it to something that looks cooler than what you currently have. Here are some ideas to consider.

1. Chalkboard Medicine Cabinet

Go to a hardware store or bath and home store and purchase a simple medicine cabinet mirror. Then, go to a craft store and pick up some chalkboard paint. Paint the mirror of the cabinet over with the chalkboard paint. Buy some chalk and store it in the medicine cabinet, along with all of the medicines from your old cabinet. This chalkboard will allow you to leave yourself notes about which prescriptions you need to refill soon or reminders about your New Years Resolution to floss every day. It's a great way to keep yourself on track and ready to go.

2. Corner Medicine Cabinet

Another cool idea is to use one of the unused corners of your bathroom to install a medicine cabinet that has more room but somehow doesn't take up any more usable space. Have a professional contractor, such as those at Affordable Custom Enclosures, come to look at your house. Ask your contractor about your desire to have a corner medicine cabinet installed. Talk to him or her about whether or not your desire is feasible and what type of materials would be best. You can probably have custom cabinets made for this job, or you might be able to find some online.

3. Sneaky Medicine Cabinet

Finally, you can order a medicine cabinet that is a thick, wood-framed mirror. In the sides of this mirror are tiny drawers that you can extend and open in order to insert your medications. You can even find some that have hooks on a small rack that can be extended so that you can store your jewelry in this medicine cabinet as well. This is a great option for people with kids because the cabinet parts that actually hold the medicine are difficult to find and tend to be high enough so that it is hard for kids to reach them. Buying one with the drawers that do not face the toilet will help increase security because you deny your kids the option of climbing on the toilet to reach the drawers.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in medicine cabinet installation.