Renovating your bathroom but have yet to pick the right mirror for your space?
Choosing the perfect bathroom mirror may seem like a fairly simple task, but really, it can make or break your whole design. In this article, we’ll discuss how to choose the right mirror for your bathroom, and the things you need to consider if you want to avoid buyer’s remorse.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Bathroom Mirror
There are several things you need to factor in when choosing the right bathroom mirror for your renovation or extension.
In this section, we’ll discuss some of the most common things renovators tend to forget about when making their decision.
Style or Trend of Bathroom
If you are already following a specific style or bathroom, the type of mirror you choose might be influenced by this.
For example, if you’re going for an art deco vibe, you might opt for an art deco mirror, but if modern chic is your thing, you might consider choosing something in that realm of design.
Budget can be a dealbreaker for a lot of renovators, as some mirrors can be on the more expensive side. It’s important to not exceed your budget on accessories like your mirrors as these are the areas you can sometimes spend more than you expected.
(Thankfully, this isn’t too much of an issue when you choose to shop at Builders Discount Warehouse as we have access to a range of mirrors all at warehouse pricing to suit almost any budget.)
This may also be determined by the style you’ve chosen to follow in your bathroom, but if not, it is a consideration. Remember, not all mirrors are the same and there are a couple of different finishes you can choose from when installing a bathroom mirror including:
When considering the type of mirror finish you want, you’ll also want to factor in the maintenance involved in your preferred finish, as it could influence your choice.
Just as you’ll want to consider the finish of the actual mirrored glass you want, you also need to think about the frame (or if you even want one). There are so many options to choose from and choosing the perfect mirror with the perfect frame could be the finishing touch your space needed.
Placement & Space
The space you have available to install your mirror, and where you want to place it will often determine the size of your mirror, as well as a number of other factors we’ve included in this list.
Size & Shape
As with anything renovation related, size and shape is important. So how do you know you’re choosing the right mirror for your bathroom? You measure the space and consider how your preferred shape and size will work with your design.
The last thing you want is to order a huge rectangular mirror only to find your bathroom design was better suited (or could only fit) a smaller oval version.
Cohesion with Hardware
When choosing the right bathroom mirror for your renovation, deciding on design preferences is important. And one design preference you may forget about – until the time comes for installation – is whether you want your mirror’s frame to match the hardware of your other bathroom fixtures.
For instance, if you’ve opted for handleless vanity drawers, you may want to go for a frameless mirror. Or you could choose to make your mirror the statement piece by contrasting the look and installing something with an ornate frame.
Moveability & Installation
Do you want your mirror to always stay in the same place, or do you want to be able to move it in the years to come? If the latter is the case, you should consider how easy installation is – and whether it’s something you’re able to do yourself or need to contact professionals for.
If you watch a lot of home renovation shows, you may have heard that storage in a bathroom is key. And this is true, if that’s something you personally want to include in your bathroom.
It may, however, mean that you have to opt for a mirrored shaving cabinet over that stand-alone mirror you’ve been eyeing off on Pinterest for the last couple of months.
Lighting is another thing you may have heard is important in a bathroom, and this is one factor you need to take into account regardless of your own design preferences and needs. This is especially the case when choosing a mirror for your bathroom.
After all, you wouldn’t want to install your favourite mirror only to find that you’re brushing your teeth in the dark because the lighting isn’t functioning with where you placed it.
Availability is something that influences not only the choice of your mirror, but almost anything you choose to outfit it.
For instance, you may want a beautiful Italian-designed custom mirror from overseas, but if it’s not available when you want it (or you’re not willing to wait for it to come into stock), it might not be the right choice for you.
When to Contact Us
To ensure you choose the perfect bathroom mirror for your renovation (or for help with your bathroom design), contact the experts at Builders Discount Warehouse today.