The mirror is an absolutely essential component of your bathroom, both in terms of style and practicality. After all, how are you supposed to get ready in the morning if you can’t see what you’re doing?! The problem for many people however is that there are so many different types of bathroom mirrors to choose from. That’s why we thought we’d put together this guide, to make it easier for you to make the right choice! If you need any more advice, feel free to have a chat with a local bathroom accessories
How Big a Mirror Do You Need?
Perhaps the first question that you need to answer is how big the mirror needs to be. At an absolute minimum, it needs to be large enough for you to see your whole face in, so that you can brush your teeth, shave, apply makeup or do your hair every day. Often, though, people prefer larger mirrors that allow two people to get ready at the same time, or that reflects more of the bathroom so that the bathroom feels larger (important if it’s a small space). Don’t forget to measure the physical area that you have to work with, as the last thing that you want is to buy a mirror that doesn’t fit the space above the basin properly!
Do You Need Storage?
One thing that many people find themselves needing more of in the bathroom is storage space! If this applies to you, perhaps a mirror fronted cabinet is the ideal solution. These look like a smooth expanse of mirror but they open up to reveal narrow cabinetry that is perfect for storing toiletries, extra cleaning supplies and even medications. Mirror cabinets are available in a range of styles and sizes to suit all bathrooms.
Do You Want Bells and Whistles?
Another question that you may want to ask yourself when choosing a new bathroom mirror is if you’re happy with just the mirror or if you want some bells and whistles. That’s right, bathroom mirrors are getting fancy with things such as fog free mirrors and TVs that are inset into the mirror so you can watch TV and even surf the internet as you’re getting ready in the morning! Fog free mirrors are becoming huge as people grow tired of trying to clear misted mirrors after a shower and they work by simply having an ultra thin heating pad behind the mirror so the mirror warms up to the bathroom temperature and doesn’t fog over. Another extra that many people love is to have lights all around the mirror, Hollywood style, to give bright, even light for makeup application and grooming. Finally, mirrors can be frameless for that ultra smooth and sleek look or they can come with simple or ornate frames. Which is better suited to your lifestyle and bathroom? Don’t forget that cleaning the mirror comes into play here!