I’m not sure about you, but for me (and every member of my family) a bathroom mirror is, quite simply, a must. Whether I am trying to pluck my eyebrows, put on makeup, style my hair, check my makeup on a quick bathroom break, or annihilate my latest blackhead – the bathroom mirror comes in handy for almost all bathroom tasks. Just ask my teenage daughter if one is important and she’ll look at you as though you’re insane – trust me, I actually asked her for the purposes of this page.
On this page, we’ll go through some basic buying information you should consider when purchasing your next bathroom mirror and take a look at some of the most popular options on today’s market.
Okay, let’s be honest here – there really isn’t all that much you need to consider when purchasing a bathroom mirror. It’s not like you are investing hundreds or thousands of dollars here. It’s not like you are working with some highly technological device or something which involves plumbing. It’s a mirror; it’s not that complicated. There are, however, a couple of considerations I want to cover here, just to feel I’ve done my due diligence.
Lights or No Lights? – Personally, I prefer a lighted bathroom mirror for the simple fact that it makes it much easier for me to complete those “up close and personal” bathroom tasks such as plucking stray eyebrow hairs and removing the occasional blackhead. Some people prefer unlighted mirrors and choose to place the lights above the mirrors or on the ceiling. Whatever you prefer will depend upon your bathroom needs as well as your desired style. Currently, there aren’t many options in terms of style where lighted mirrors are concerned. They aren’t likely to fit in with many styles, such as the country cottage style.
Framed or Frameless? – Again, this decision comes down, for the most part, to your preferred style choice. Unless the mirror itself is an interesting shape and features a detailed beveled edge, I would not recommend it for any country cottage, Victorian, or rustic space – these spaces usually require mirrors with frames. Despite the fact that your choice will depend mostly on your own personal tastes, I believe it is important to pose questions such as this one to get you thinking about your options.
Do You Need Extra Storage? – The space behind your mirror can be a wonderful area in which you can create extra storage. Usually referred to as medicine cabinets, this type of mirror may stick out from your wall slightly since there will be a boxed area with shelves behind it. Some of these cabinets are made to fit inside the wall, provided you have the space to fit it between wall studs. Given the popularity of these cabinets, we have actually devoted an entire page to them, so you will not find them on this page.
Budget Concerns – As always, I want to quickly remind you to consider your own budget as you venture into exploring the options in terms of bathroom mirrors. The prices of mirrors can range from budget-friendly and quite affordable to rather expensive. Usually, this is based on the size of the mirror, any special embellishments (such as lighting, etching, and beveled edges), and the quality of the frame (if one is included).
Best Bathroom Mirrors With Lights
Though there weren’t nearly as many top-selling lighted mirrors as there were plain mirrors, I did come across these three impressive mirrors. Each of these lighted mirrors was given very positive reviews by actual consumers, and each would look beautiful with many different interior décor styles.