Choosing the Right Mirror for Your Bathroom

Without a mirror, your bathroom is incomplete. They’re essential for everyday activities such as doing your makeup and checking your outfit. However, choosing a mirror for your bathroom is not always easy. There are so many different options for picking the perfect mirror, but asking yourself these five questions will help you find the right one!

Which Mirrors Fit The Budget?

First things first, you have to plan for your budget, which typically includes the cost of the mirror plus any installation costs. What is the most you’re willing to spend on your mirror? Where do you have flexibility? When it comes to browsing prices, what do you want to prioritize? 

You should have the answer to all these questions before moving forward with a new bathroom mirror. It will help narrow down your search and make the process easier to manage. 

What Type of Mirror Do You Need?

The ideal mirror for you is based on what you use your bathroom for. Usually, that means fixing your appearance and doing daily tasks like brushing your teeth or doing a skincare routine. Four of the most common types of bathroom mirrors are: 

  • Floor Mirrors – Additionally popular for bedrooms, floor mirrors will give you a full-view of your outfit choice of the day, making it easier to accessorize. 
  • Wall Mirrors – These are the most common type of bathroom mirrors due to the convenience of being mounted directly to the wall. 
  • Cabinet Mirrors – A perfect combination of storage and viewing, cabinet mirrors add a bit of charm to your bathroom. Due to their compact style, they don’t take up as much space. 
  • Pivot Mirrors – These mirrors are secured to the wall with a swivel rod, letting you adjust the mirror, and even move it, depending on the time of day and lighting conditions. 

At Shower Doors of Charlotte, we provide and install a variety of bathroom mirrors including vanity mirrors and mirror walls in Charlotte, NC!

What Shape and Size of Mirror Do You Want?

The shape of your mirror can be determined by the space of your bathroom and your personal design aesthetic. In fact, choosing the right mirror could create space where there currently is none by toning up the brightness and adding depth and height to shallow spaces. 

In order to determine the correct mirror size (and shape) for your bathroom, you should consider both the vanity and the countertop. Typically, you’ll want a mirror that’s a few inches shorter than the overall countertop width. 

How Much Light Will The Mirror Receive? 

Don’t underestimate how important light can be when it comes to choosing a bathroom mirror. For example, if you are going to be doing your makeup, then you will need a more detailed mirror, possibly one that comes with built-in LED lights. If you have a window in your bathroom, consider a pivot mirror to move around when the sun shines through so you don’t have a glare. 

What is Your Personal Style? 

For years, bathrooms have been criticized for being dull and boring. But, with the right mirror style, all that can change! Your bathroom mirror is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to make a statement about you and your bathroom’s personal style. 

Do you prefer a minimalist aesthetic, or maybe a modern setting? Consider your vision then choose a mirror with the right frame, shape, size, and durability that best suits your idea. 

Transform Your Bathroom with Shower Doors of Charlotte  

Mirrors will completely transform the look of your bathroom and can change the way people feel when they look at themselves before starting their day. It frames your space, reflects light, and makes a statement about how you want to feel when you walk into your bathroom – luxurious, romantic, clean, and fresh.

Contact our team at Shower Doors of Charlotte to schedule a free onsite estimate to discuss your bathroom mirror needs!