Lets continue with our bath remodel series and talk about a Bathroom Remodeling Series – Vanity Mirrors. The first thing to know is the width and length of the space for the mirror. This number will tell/show you how much flexibility you’ll have in the many choices manufactures offer. This number also tells you if a recessed cabinet/mirror is possible or if you have to connect it to be flush with the drywall.
If you can only have a wall hung cabinet or mirror, you should consider the width of your sink. There’s no rule in stone that says you have to keep your mirror/cabinet the same width but consider the look if its off-center versus centered. So, if you want to go bigger in length, the cabinet/mirror may extend over the toilet. If it’s just a mirror you can get away with it without the look of over-doing it. However, if it’s a wall cabinet and it extends over to the toilet, that could be a hazard if the door is open and you’re sitting underneath it on the toilet (Ouch!).
If you have the choice to have a recessed cabinet you may be limited on the width, which does not necessarily mean ugly, bad, or limits. There are just as many choices to recessed cabinets and your style options vary widely. I purchased a recessed cabinet for both of my baths and I love it. The style I purchased was from the Home Depot (Love That Place)! The inside of the mirrored door, was a mirror. Not only that, there was also a mirror on the back wall of the cabinet! Yes, mirrors galore! But there’s a reason for my madness. I thought this was the perfect cabinet because when you open the door it opens far enough to see the side and back of your head. As a lady, I’m always looking at myself from different angles and this cabinet allows me to do just that.
So, don’t limit yourself when you see the mirrors. See the options I chose below from Amazon: