Why There's Always Room for a Mirror in Even the Smallest of Bathrooms

Posted on: 11 July 2017

Do you feel as if you are squeezed for space in your home and think that you've got to compromise to fit all your furniture in and go about your daily life? Not everyone has a palatial ranch and many rather enjoy living in congested city centre locations, even if it means they don't have room to swing the proverbial cat. If you're struggling to kit out your bathroom, feel that you absolutely need to have a bathroom mirror, but are not sure how to achieve this, the good news is there are more options than you might think. What solutions could come to your rescue?

The Mirrored Cabinet

Your bathroom may be the smallest room in your house, but it still has a number of walls. You may not have a great deal of shoulder room in between these walls, however, so perhaps the first option to consider is a cabinet mirror. This has a vanity unit that provides you with some valuable storage room as well. They come in different dimensions, with the "thinnest" still able to carry most of your bathroom items, while maintaining a low profile.


If you think that this would still be too much, consider a shadow box mirror. This has a ledge at the bottom, where some everyday bathroom items can be stored. You can choose from a variety of different designs, from contemporary to traditional, from frameless to framed.

There's Always a Solution

Perhaps your walls are taken up by windows or overpowered by shower cubicles and bath tiling. In this case, perhaps you should consider a mirror that is installed on an extendable swing arm. With these, all you need is a space where you can attach the bracket and the mirror can be pushed back out on the way when not in use. These mirrors can also swivel so that you can use the other side of the vanity mirror, which is magnified. This is ideal for all of that close-up work as you're getting ready for.

Two in One

If you live in a colder part of the country, then you may have to consider a radiator as well. Why not kill two birds with one stone and install a heating device that comes complete with a mirrored surface?

Going High-Tech

Finally, maybe you want to be high-tech as well as frugal with your space and could think about fitting a mirror that's "connected." These allow you to switch on a radio for entertainment, connect your iPod to air your favourite tunes, or consult with a timer so that you always brush your teeth for the recommended amount of time! Some of these mirrors even have demisters built in, so that you're never struggling to see who that person is in the reflection.

Making Your Choice

Have a word with your home equipment supplier, to see what type of mirror would work in your case.