What do you want from your bathroom mirror? It sounds like an obvious question – but there are more decisions to be made when buying a new bathroom mirror than you might think.
To begin with, think about how your bathroom looks and works. Do you have a simple bathroom suite or a room of fitted bathroom furniture? Is your room large or small, light or dark? Who uses the room? And how much space do you have?
If you have fitted bathroom furniture with lots of integral storage space, a simple mirror could be best for you; if, however, you have a bathroom suite with no storage space, a mirrored bathroom cabinet may be more helpful, as it will provide you with some useful storage space in addition to having a mirrored front surface for doing your hair or make-up, or for shaving.
Mirrored bathroom cabinets come in a range of sizes and shapes, from straight wall cabinets to corner-hung pieces of bathroom furniture; they can have one or two doors, and may have both enclosed and open shelving. You should be able to buy a bathroom cabinet to suit you, whatever your storage requirements.
A well-lit bathroom is easy: you can choose any mirror and, so long as you hang it in the right place, you’ll have no problems with shadows falling across your face as you use the mirror. In a darker bathroom, however, or a bathroom with awkwardly positioned lighting, it may be best to choose an illuminated bathroom mirror.