medicine cabinets

i'm thinking about changing my medicine cabinet. can i get an accurate measure w/out taking out the existing one? are they standard size?
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There are several standard sizes and a whole range of oddballs.
You will have to remove it to measure because you don't know if your present one is fitted tight against the studs or if there is a little more room. You can probably get a fairly accurate estimate of the rough opening by measuring the inside of the cabnet.
I have seen some nice wall cabnets with mirrored doors you could just put over the hole if you wanted an alternative look.

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You also want to make sure the depth is correct. Yes, there were houses once that used 2 x 3's and the medicine cabinet for those will stick out an inch for those meant for 2 x 4's. So, I too agree, you must remove the one you have and take accurate measurements.
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I just replaced 2 medicine cabinets in my house. I had to modify the rough openings slightly. You might get lucky and not have to do any changes at all, but like the other poster said, you could buy a surface mount one and cover the hole.
I used the Home Depot brand, Keystone medicine cabinets:
http://www.keystonebath.com /
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