Bathroom Remodeling: 7 Different Mirrors to Consider

July 25, 2019

When planning your bathroom remodeling, there are a lot of aspects to decide on for the project. Between flooring, lighting, and other amenities, you’ll also have to decide on what bathroom mirrors to include.

Mirrors Are a Necessity In A Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom mirrors aren’t just a want, they’re a need. Mirrors are added, not only for aesthetic purposes but as a necessity while you get ready. The right mirrors can make or break the look and feel of your new bathroom remodel.

Factors When Choosing a Mirror for Your Bathroom Remodeling

Before you decide which bathroom mirror is perfect for your remodeling project, it’s important to consider a few things that might affect your decision.


One of the most noticeable aspects of a mirror is its shape. Different shapes convey different looks depending on the theme of your new bathroom. Mirrors can come in many different shapes including:


Wooden bathroom vanity with double sinks

After you decide which shape you like best, you’ll need to choose what size mirror your space requires. Choosing a small mirror can be a stylish choice but also limits what can be seen in the background. Large mirrors, however, reflect the most amount of background light and can make your bathroom feel much bigger than it is.

If you opt for smaller mirrors, you can add more than one to the space above your vanity. This is a great choice if you’d like your double vanity to have separate mirrors.


Your vanity will affect your mirror choice depending on its size and style. It’s a good idea to choose your vanity before deciding on a bathroom mirror. In this way, you can ensure that your new bathroom mirror is a good fit because your mirror should be slightly smaller in width than your vanity.

Seven Bathroom Remodeling Mirror Styles

Even after settling on the factors mentioned above, choosing the style of your bathroom mirror can be overwhelming. The style will really depend on the look you want your new bathroom to have. As such, we’ve outlined the seven most popular bathroom mirror styles and their distinctions below.

1) Framed Mirrors

An example of a McFall bathroom renovation. It's his and hers sinks that are outlaid with animals.

One of the most popular choice for bathroom mirrors are framed mirrors. These are a common choice for bathroom remodels because of their timeless appeal. The great thing about framed mirrors is that they are extremely versatile. You can choose a simple frame to complement your design or choose an extravagant frame to be the focal point in your bathroom.

2) Pivot Mirrors

Like framed mirrors, pivot mirrors are characterized by their frames. But, unlike framed mirrors, pivot mirrors have the added bonus of being able to adjust their angle. Not only is this more functional, but it gives a modern, updated feel to your new bathroom remodel.

3) Medicine Cabinet Style

Medicine cabinet mirrors have been around for a long time. These are great for your bathroom remodel because they offer extra storage and keep your bathroom items organized while being out of sight. Though often only thought for the side of your bathroom, medicine cabinet mirrors can look great when installed above your vanity. When using a large bathroom mirror, these will be divided into panels that you can open for additional storage.

4) Ledge or Shadow Box Mirrors

Ledge mirrors, also known as shadow box mirrors, are like framed mirrors but feature a ledge underneath the mirror. This is a great choice if you don’t have a lot of counter space, especially in a small bathroom. You can use the ledge for additional storage and decorations.

5) Lighted Mirrors

Lighted mirrors have become increasingly popular due to their sleek, modern feel plus the benefit of additional lighting. Lighted mirrors can actually mimic natural lighting and make your space feel bigger. These are a great choice for contemporary homes.

6) Frameless Mirrors

An example of a McFall bathroom renovation. It's his and hers sinks with an oversized mirror and cyclindrical light fixtures.

Frameless mirrors are modern, sleek, and great for minimalist bathrooms. Frameless mirrors appear to be “floating” on your wall and have the effect of visually expanding your bathroom.

7) Venetian

Finally, Venetian mirrors are the most extravagant mirror choice. Anything but simple, Venetian mirrors feature designs on the edges of the mirror. They give off a vintage flair and can be used as a great focal point for your bathroom.

Begin Your Bathroom Remodeling in Gainesville, FL with McFall Builders Inc.

No matter which mirror option you like best, trust McFall Builders in Gainesville, FL to design and construct the bathroom of your dreams. There are a lot of choices to decide on for your bathroom remodel, but don’t stress! We are here to guide you every step of the way.

Contact us today to request your free consultation!