Mirrors & Cabinets
- Mirrors & Cabinets
Bathroom interiors are becoming more stylish by the day and one bathroom essential that cannot be compromised is the mirror.
A bathroom mirror might seem like it needs the least consideration while building or remodelling your bathroom, but the type of mirrors and cabinets you choose for your vanity can have a drastic effect on the overall feel of your bathroom.
As trends continue to shift and evolve interior designers are looking at mirrors and cabinets as more than a mere piece of accessory that are used to check one’s appearance. It is now a means of styling the bathroom and enhancing the entire look and feel of the experience one has inside a bathroom.
Mirrors and cabinets are the most versatile and cost-effective ways to transform your experience in the utmost personal space of your house:
- Create the illusion of space
A bathroom, despite it being your most personal space, generally has less space compared to the other rooms in your house. Adding a large mirror reflects the other parts of the room better creating the illusion that there is indeed more space that there actually is. You don’t have to stop at just one mirror cabinet above your vanity area, add a flat panel mirror on the opposite end of the bathroom to create the illusion of a larger bathroom space.
- Brighten up poorly-lit bathrooms
Regardless of the size of any room, light plays a vital role in its design. Light enhances the colour and beauty of elements within a space; therefore, a well-lit room always looks cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing than a gloomy, dim room. Bring in more light - either natural or artificial - by adding a mirror or two to your bathroom so that every little ray of light gets reflected and brightens up your bathroom.
- Clear the clutter on a vanity top
Storage shelves and cabinets take up unnecessary space in your already limited bathroom and having a cluttered vanity top can completely destroy the beauty of your well thought out bathroom design. imple mirrors and cabinets can hide away all your personal grooming/beauty products and necessities without taking up excess space or compromising on design. This is especially useful for those homes with single bathrooms, where the mirrors and cabinets helps mask away all the unnecessary junk from visitors.
- Groom yourself better
Although mirrors are used for all the above-mentioned uses, for the longest time they served a single purpose of reflecting one’s appearance. For centuries, people have used mirrors and cabinets to groom themselves, and that still continues to this day. Having a good quality shaving cabinet enables better grooming for men, as all shaving necessities can be stored inside them, while the magnified section allows for precision while shaving. As for the ladies, the mirrors and cabinets have ample space to hold all makeup and cosmetics while enabling accurate makeup application.
newfound uses for mirrors make the process of picking the right one extremely complicated. At WHO Bathroom, we want to simplify it as much as possible for you, so here a few things to look out for while choosing the perfect mirrors and cabinets for your bathroom:
Depending on the purpose, the size of your bathroom mirror plays a major role in its functionality.
Height and width of the mirror largely depend on how big or small your bathroom is. Regardless of wall area, experts always recommend a taller mirror to make people believe increased ceiling height, but be sure to measure the height between your ceiling and the backsplash area to get a mirror that fits perfectly without being too tall or awfully short. Also, try to base the width of the mirrors and cabinets on the width of your vanity – any mirror too small or too large compared to the vanity will make your bathroom appear off balance.
The positioning of mirrors and cabinets
Positioning the mirror in the right place can be the gamechanger for most bathrooms. Well, mirrors can be installed at different heights depending on the type of mirror, how much space is available and most importantly the height of the individuals using the bathroom. But as a general guideline, they can be installed between 38 and 42 inches from the bottom of the mirror to your floor.
As a common practice, installers usually mount the mirrors and cabinets right on top of the backsplash, but you can decide to lower it or lift it up based on your personal preferences.
Rectangular and round are the most universal mirror shapes out there, and WHO Bathroom offers them in various sizes too. Since mirrors can be treated as a piece of art, add multiple shapes and sizes to add texture and varying levels of light to your bathroom.
Frameless mirrors with a bevelled edge or mirrors with a thin frame that are a better choice than mirrors with thick frames because they’re subtle and don’t absorb light. Thick frames around mirrors can feel like they’re trapping light, which diminishes the brightening effect that the mirror inside might have achieved.
For more of a custom look, have them match your cabinetry. Check out our extensive range of vanity cabinets for more ideas.