Quick Guide to Buying a New Mirrored Bathroom Cabinet
Designed to be wall hung above your bathroom basin or in another convenient location, mirrored bathroom cabinets are a handy storage point for small accessories, everyday items, medicines and suchlike. They also, by virtue of their mirrored door or doors, do away with the need for a separate bathroom mirror.
They’re generally a slim piece of bathroom furniture, but otherwise come in all manner of shapes and sizes. Thinking about where you’re going to hang your new mirrored bathroom cabinet will help you to choose the right one for you.
Pictured: Mirrored Bathroom Wall Cabinet
Upgrading Your Mirrored Bathroom Cabinet
A cabinet that will be situated over the basin in a household where there’s quite a disparity in heights will cause less arguments if it’s tall and thin. A taller mirrored surface means that everyone gets a piece of mirror that’s at the right height for them: a square piece of bathroom furniture, ideal for making use of the space above the toilet, would be unhelpful here.
The number of doors, shelves and drawers and the availability (if any) of open shelving around or below the cabinet varies from item to item. Buy bathroom furniture that suits the way you live, and don’t kid yourself you’ll change your storage habits when you buy your new cabinet – the chances are you won’t, and the layout of your new storage space will become a bugbear surprisingly quickly. Storage that suits your regular bathroom routine will make you happier.
Corner cabinets are a handy piece of bathroom furniture, designed to bring into everyday use an otherwise wasted space in your bathroom. A mirrored cabinet has the additional advantage here that it can bounce the light across your bathroom at an unexpected angle, plus the reflection from its mirrored doors can reflect the blue sky outside or the tiles on the opposite wall, bringing a splash of interest to the corner, adding a new dimension to the bathroom, and enhancing your sense of space and freedom. Not bad for a simple cupboard!
Style and finish are equally varied. A simple, square cabinet is a world away from an irregularly shaped piece with a sliding door and a surround of open shelving, although they’re both essentially fulfilling the same purpose. Go for simple or elaborate design depending on your style preferences, and choose a finish that matches your other bathroom furniture, contrasts with your walls and tiles, or is simply striking. Cabinets can be made of metal, laminated MDF, solid wood or veneered material; colours, patterns and textures all vary.
If you shop around and take care to choose the right bathroom furniture, the storage space it gives you and its overall look should complement your bathroom, your lifestyle and your storage habits. Mirrored bathroom cabinets can and should be both functional and stylish!