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Bathroom Mirrors: What It Takes to Choose and Install One in Your Bathroom

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The bathroom is the grooming haven you go to when you need to clean and freshen up. For this reason, it is imperative to furnish it with all the accessories you need for grooming. A mirror falls here. You need them to guarantee a top-notch look when you step out of your house and head to the office, meetings and other events. Besides that, mirrors also have an aesthetic function in the bathroom and enhance the overall look of the place. If you are considering adding a few to your bathroom, here are some of the things you must have at your fingertips:

The Dimensions of the Mirror  

The first thing you need to think about is the dimension or measurements of the area and the mirror that you want to install. How much space do you have right above the sink? How much space do you have with respect to other fittings hanging on the wall? You must account for the placement and size of the bathtub, toilet and vanity among other features. Use a tape measure to gauge the size of the available space before going to buy a mirror in a store.

Better still, consider installing the mirror in a place where someone can use it without having to wait for someone to finish showering or using the bathroom. In this regard, consider fitting the mirror in further away from the shower cabinets or bathtub.

Select the Right Mirror

It is important to examine your options carefully to determine the best option for your bathroom. The internet has a myriad of sites and online with multiple stores showcasing the options they have for you. Here are some of the options you can choose for your bathroom:

  • Vanity Mirrors: Vanity mirrors are mounted on a pedestal using hinges. They often sit atop a dresser, hence the name make-up mirrors. They come with double-sides and a magnifying mirror installed on one of the sides. The magnifying mirror is useful when shaving or facial scrubbing, as it makes it easy to assess the surface of the skin.
  • Freestanding Mirrors: Just as the name suggests, freestanding mirrors are not hinged to the walls using screws or rivets. They are convenient because you can move them around the bathroom, which makes them handy for bathrooms with limited space.
  • Lighted Mirrors: lighted mirrors have built in lighting for good visibility when using the mirror. They are ideal for bathrooms with poor natural lighting. Additionally, their lighting can also be used to enhance the look of the bathroom.