Originally Posted by Sierra360PDEK
Added 72' of red led rope lights under the fiver. It looks really awesome at night especially with the red led nose lights that came installed on her. Also installed white rope lights under the toe kick on the kitchen island and another outlet. Next will be redoing the bathroom medicine cabinet. Will shave off one inch from the depth and mount it into the wall so we can better access the sink.
Is this an interior wall or exterior?
Removing the exterior wall foam insulation behind the cabinet to recess it could cause structural issues due to:
1) A place for moisture from the bathroom to access the exterior siding causing delamination
2) If you find an aluminum stud back there and cut it, there could be severe structural damage as all the studs and cross members are required to maintain rigidity in the wall structure. Reducing that rigidity could cause structural cracks at planned penetrations like slides and windows, since the "unpenetrated" wall sections are the "glue" that supports the rest.
3) Removing foam to create the depth will reduce the R factor behind the cabinet to zero causing your meds and bathroom articles to freeze in cold weather and overheat in warm.
Just would not take the risk. Might be better to buy a different style medicine cabinet (or remove it completely and just glue a flat mirror there).
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