Wherever one finds bathroom vanity units in the bathroom, invariably on the wall that extends above it one will also find bathroom mirror cabinets of some sort. There are a wide variety of potential styles and shapes that this mirror might be. That includes it being part and parcel of a bathroom wall cabinet of a smaller size. Usually these units are known as bathroom medicine cabinets, and the mirrored pieces which are hinged together act as the door for the cabinet. Usually these will be one of two basic designs, one being a recessed medicine cabinet mirror, while the other a simple flat surface mirror for the door.
Sometimes people are confused a bit by the use of the term recessed which they automatically think in terms of something that is sunken into something else. What is meant in the case of a recessed mirror medicine cabinet items is that because of the framing of the mirrors, it forces them to no longer lay flat in regard to the edges outer part. The frame of course additionally adds to the attractive look presented and makes it so much more of a decorative piece. And the fact that the frames are available in a wide variety of different colors, one can definitely be located to blend in with any bathroom decor that you have. It is important also that one understand that these are hinged so that they open in the same way that the flat ones do.
Many of the latest styles will make themselves look even more attractive by dividing the mirror into two or even three panels. Other styles available showcase carved frames reminiscent of a bygone era usually colored in gold. Also, some models will have some type of bathroom lighting fixtures as a part of them. These lights might be side placed florescence or an unshaded bulb located at the top. One can find a variety of these items at most of the national home improvement stores.