When you walk into the bathroom in the morning to brush your teeth, shave, or put on makeup, where do you look? Okay, some of us may be half asleep and staring off into space, but hopefully you are looking instead at your reflection in a mirror. More than just a piece of reflective glass, the bathroom mirror serves a very practical purpose in a room where you need to see yourself clearly to undergo the daily process of getting ready. To perform its job, a mirror does not have to be large, but it must be well-positioned and properly-lit.
Did you realize the bathroom mirror is also an element of your bathroom design style? Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, designed to suit any space and to fit your individual tastes. Depending on the size of your space and the intended users of the bathroom, you may decide to include more than one mirror, a very large mirror, or a decorative mirror with a unique frame. Mirrors also create the illusion of more space, so they are an excellent addition to a smaller bathroom. They reflect light throughout the room, also adding to the brightness of a small bathroom.
So, let’s get started with selecting the perfect mirror for your space. Here are five key things to consider when selecting a bathroom mirror:
What job do you need your mirror to perform?
Yes, your mirror has a job to do, but the nature of this job may differ from one bathroom to the next. In a large, master bathroom design, the mirror must be large enough to accommodate regular use by perhaps more than one person. It must be up to the task of applying makeup evenly, shaving, and doing hair, all while being easily cleaned and maintained after constant use. If the bathroom renovation will incorporate two vanities or a double vanity, make sure your mirror is extra-long or add two mirrors so multiple users do not have to wait turns to see in the mirror.