New Mirror Considerations For Bathroom Remodeling

When you're hoping to get custom remodeling services done on your home, one of the most common areas that most people target is the bathrooms. While they often give a lot of focus to the fixtures, flooring, and other similar decor, the mirrors are often an afterthought. Before you complete your remodeling project, you should take some time to consider the mirrors that you'll put in your bathroom. Here's a look at some of the things that you need to think about.

Think About The Style

There are a few primary styles of bathroom mirrors, and this is the time to really explore each one and find the one that's the best fit for your new bathroom. 

Standard framed mirrors are those mirror designs that come already in a frame. They are one complete unit, and you can choose the frame that best fits your bathroom's new design. 

Frameless mirrors, on the other hand, have no frame on the mirror glass at all. They feature finished edges on the mirror glass, and when hung, they appear as though the glass is floating on the wall.

You also have the choice to invest in custom bathroom mirrors. These mirrors feature a custom frame design that you choose yourself, and you can select the type of mirror glass you want as well.

Choose The Proper Size

Once you have settled on the style of the mirror you want for your bathroom, the next step is to consider the size of the piece. Think about where the mirror will be hung and how much space you have to work with.

The width of the mirror is an important consideration. The general rule of thumb for mirror selection is to choose one that's a couple of inches narrower than the vanity or sink structure that you're hanging it over. The difference in the width helps to avoid the cookie-cutter look that you get from having them both the same width.

You also need to think about the height. It should allow for about four inches between the top of the mirror and the ceiling, including accounting for any lights you may install above the mirror. It also should sit an inch or two above the top of the vanity that you install so that there's a clear division between the two.

These are a few of the key considerations when you're installing a new mirror in a renovated bathroom. Talk with your renovation contractor today to choose the mirror that best suits your design.