Whether you are updating the look of your bathroom or overhauling the entire room, bathroom mirrors play a major role in how the overall effect of the room looks. Bathroom mirrors often sit over the sink or vanity, and reflect both artificial and natural light. Depending on your style, they can be functional or decorative. However, it should complement your overall the décor, as well as the lighting of the room.
Before you can begin the search for the perfect bathroom mirror, there are a few simple (but necessary) things that must be done in order to ensure that you select the perfect bathroom mirror.
The very first step to ensuring the perfect fit is measuring the space where you have decided to place your mirror. You should also make sure to leave 1-2 in. of space on all sides of the mirror, as well as 4-6 in. from the ceiling.
Depending on the type and size of mirror you select, prices can range from $50 to more than $200. You should know before you get to the store how much you plan on spending for your bathroom mirror and where you could possibly cut corners on your remodeling plan if you find one that is out of your range.
3. Frame, Style & Function
You should consider beforehand what types of frames you are most interested in, the overall style of the bathroom and the mirrors primary function. The mirror you select should complement the room’s overall décor, yet still provide the function that it was originally intended to.
Glasshouse Products carries and installs the most common types of mirrors for the bathroom. Some of the most popular types include:
Frameless mirrors provide a minimalistic and clean style that is great for contemporary bathrooms. They usually have edges that are buffed and appear to be floating on the wall. They are a great choice if you need to have the perfect size mirror custom cut.
Framed mirrors are available in a wide variety of styles from simple wood to ornate frames. They are a great choice for people who are looking for the perfect style to complement their bathroom.
Shadow Box Mirrors
Shadow box mirrors are also known as ledge mirrors. They are capable of holding various bathroom products due to their built in ledges, however, they may add too much clutter for those who prefer the minimalist appeal.
Medicine Cabinet Mirrors
Typically hung above a sink, the mirror acts as the door that hides the shelving behind it. For small bathrooms without a lot of storage space, they are a great choice for adding additional storage. They can also be found in a variety of styles to complement any décor.
Captain’s mirrors are round mirrors which hang on the wall from a strap, while they are not very common, they make a great focal point.
Contemporary bathrooms love lighted mirrors that provide extra illumination and have built in lighting around the frame. Although, it does require an electrician to install them.
Pivot mirrors are a great addition to classically styled bathrooms and are mounted on the wall using hinged pivots, which allow it to tilt up or down.
Great for romantically themed bathrooms, Venetian mirrors have ornate designs etched into the glass and typically have an ornate frame.
Bathroom Mirrors at Glasshouse Products
At Glasshouse Products, you can find the perfect bathroom mirror to fit your needs and your bathroom’s décor.