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How to Place Bathroom Mirrors Correctly

By Karin Mangan

Bathroom mirrors are one of the most essential bathroom accessories. When chosen thoughtfully and placed correctly, they can make a powerful style statement. Bathroom mirrors create an illusion of space and can make even smallest of bathrooms look large.

Mirrors in the bathroom can be placed in two different ways. Bathroom mirrors can be fixed to the wall or mounted on a countertop. Consider the size and shape of your sink, as well as it's placement in the bathroom and your overall wall space when deciding which option looks best in your bathroom.

Mirrors for the bathroom wall are available in oval, rectangular, or round shapes. Although they are usually frameless, they can also have a metal or a wooden frame around them.

Be sure to consider the height you want when installing your bathroom mirror on the wall. In general, bathroom mirrors should be high enough to reflect the head and shoulders of an average person. In a child's bathroom, you may want to place the mirrors lower.

If your bathroom mirror is mounted on a stand, you can use a swivel base to give you options to tilt your mirror towards the best lighting or most useful angles. This option works best with smaller bathroom mirrors.

In addition to placing a mirror over your bathroom sink, you may also consider installing a full-length mirror on the back of the door or on an empty wall. Small, hand-held mirror can also be useful in the bathroom.

Bathroom mirrors combine form and function, but they need to be properly installed and carefully placed so you can get the maximum benefits. The right bathroom mirror is both stylish and useful.

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