Mirrors for the Bathroom

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Mirrors for the Bathroom

When performing a bathroom remodel, the mirrors for the bathroom are something to consider early in the process.  Successful bathroom remodels require careful design and planning to ensure a positive outcome.  Failing to decide on the type, size, and style of the bathroom mirror during the design phase is inviting trouble.

Why is it important to decide on the mirrors for the bathroom during design?

There are two types of bathroom mirrors.  These are frameless and framed.

Mirrors in the BathroomBathroom with Dark stained cabinets, quartz countertop, tiled splash, tiled floor
Framless Wall MirrorFramed Mirror

The design, shape, and size of mirrors for the bathroom will determine where switches, receptacles, and vanity lighting will be installed.  These mirrors will also determine where sinks and faucets will be located.  If there is a medicine cabinet, the vanity bathroom mirrors will also determine where the medicine cabinet will be installed.

This is one of many reasons why the design/build bathroom remodel process must be followed.  Remodeling a bathroom requires the coming together of thousands of parts and processes.  Everything should be decided during the design phase to ensure the final product will be beautiful, correctly balanced, and material placements coordinated and properly centered.

Regarding mirrors for the bathroom, what styles are available?

There are many styles of bathroom mirrors.  If you can dream it, it can probably be made.  Square, rectangular, round, and oval are common shapes.  All can be frameless or framed in wood or set into tile.  Mirrors can also have bevels, etching, and combinations of these.  Mirrors with wide beveled edges or curved beveled edges continue to be admired and are very fashionable whether framed or frameless. Custom bathroom mirrors are ideal for a bathroom remodel as they bring sophistication to your new décor.Bathroom Mirror Styles

Bathroom mirrors can include integrated LED lighting, antifog features, and swivel.  Vanity mirrors can also be part of recessed medicine cabinets above the vanity.Mirrors for the Bathroom - Medicine Cabinet Mirrors

Bathroom mirror ideas should always include tempered glass (safety glass).  It won’t fog, it’s strong, and it can withstand changes in heat and humidity. Tempered glass is about four times stronger than standard glass.  It’s durable and does not scratch or damage easily.  If it breaks, it’s relatively harmless to clean up because it shatters into small, rounded shards that are safe to pick up.  Tempered glass is more expensive that standard glass, costing about 25 percent more.  However, with all the durability and safety features it offers, it’s worth the investment.

Don’t forget about makeup mirrors.  A high quality makeup mirror will help you look your best.

How bathroom mirrors are made is very important.  A cheap mirror will not last and soon become tarnished and rust.

What technology is available?

Smart mirrors are becoming more common in today’s bathrooms.  A smart mirror is a two-way mirror with an electronic display behind the glass.  Also known as a magic mirror, they display time, weather, calendar, news, traffic, and social media updates.  Smart mirrors use voice recognition and touch technology.  These mirrors provide crystal clear text and graphics.

Basic smart mirrors only display information.  Advanced options are touch-enabled and come with a camera, microphone, speakers, and various sensors.

Smart MirrorSmart Mirror in the Bathroom

Smart mirrors help you in shaving and makeup application as they provide magnification options.  They furnish ample light without any shadows to give you a better look at yourself.  Selfie mirrors allow you to pose, snap a photo, and share it instantly to your phone or social media.

When deciding on mirrors for the bathroom, what is the best size?

There are no wrong sizes when choosing your mirror.  However, there are some standards.

Standard bathroom vanity sizes are 24”, 30”, 36”, and 48” wide for single sink vanities.  For double sink vanities, the standard widths are 60” or 72”.  Standard bathroom vanity heights are 32” and 36”.  The standard bathroom vanity depth is 21” to 24”.

A vanity mirror should measure several inches less than the vanity countertop.  For example, the mirror width for a 30” wide vanity should be 26-28”.  Your mirror width should be about 2-4” smaller than the width of the vanity countertop, centered.   The mirror height depends on your ceiling height, wall sconce lighting, and your personal eye level.  The standard vanity mirror height is 28-34”.  The mirror is generally positioned 5-10” above the vanity countertop.  If you have a backsplash, the mirror should be installed directly on top of the backsplash.

Always Hire a Reliable and Dependable Contractor to Remodel your Bathroom

Design Build Bathroom Remodel | Best Local Contractor DAD's ConstructionAlways work with a trustworthy contractor like DAD’s Construction.  We are experts in bathroom remodeling who can manage projects in an efficient manner.  DAD’s Construction will do everything to minimize the possibility of change orders.  Our team will make sure we have all the necessary information to prepare a proposal that meets your requirements.  Rest assured that we will provide you with a detailed, by line-item contract.  We will make sure that the contents of this agreement are properly and clearly communicated to you.  If you have questions or need updates regarding your project, we will always answer your inquiries.

How Can I Receive More Information on Remodeling my Bathroom?

If you would like more information on enjoying the best bathroom, kitchen, and interior remodeling experience in Orange County, call Dan at (949) 380-0177 or at dan@dadsconstruction.com for a free in home consultation.  DAD’s serves all of South Orange County California.  This includes Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Portola Hills, Ladera Ranch, Irvine, San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, Dove Canyon, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, and Aliso Viejo.

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