How to hang a bathroom mirror? We have to admit, not a lot of people ask this question because the process can be a hassle.
At the same time, it is something that you should do properly, or else, you will be left with shattered glass pieces in your bathroom.
A lot of people will agree with us when we say that mounting your bathroom mirror should be done by professionals, but at the same time, it is not an entirely bad idea to do it yourself. In the process, you get to learn a new skill and don't you want to feel accomplished if you get it done right?
If you want to hang a bathroom mirror on your own, we will give you the things you need to know about how to hang your bathroom mirror successfully. There are actually a lot of ways on how to do it, but of course, what we are going to tell you is the easiest way. At the same time, we will give some tips on how you can make your bathroom mirror look stylish.
How to Hang a Bathroom Mirror: Prep Work
Before you do anything, make sure that everything is ready for the mounting process. This means that you should have already cleared everything, from your toothbrush to face products, off of your counters. At the same time, you should have already wiped the wall with a clean cloth since this will ensure that your mirror will stick to the wall.
It is also good to ask a carpenter, contractor, or people in the hardware if there are specific wall paints that adhesives will not stick on. More than that, you should be sure that the mirror you have will fit in the space that you have allotted. There is nothing more annoying than the fact that there is not enough space on your wall when you have already purchased the mirror.
Things That You Need:
- Stud finder
- Tape measure
- J clips
- Screw kit
- Protective glasses
- Dry erase marker
Here are the steps to follow to mount your bathroom mirror safely and correctly. Do follow these steps carefully and good luck!
Step One: Choose the Location
You always have to choose the perfect location for your bathroom mirror. Usually, it is always above bathroom sinks, but if you are going to mount a full-body mirror, it will look great near a door as it can give the illusion that you have a larger bathroom. You also always have to make sure that the space you allocate is not too high nor too low.
Step Two: Mark the Position of the Mirror
For this step, you need help from another person because you are going to hold the mirror against the wall to mark its right position. Two other people can help you as they can hold the mirror in place while you do the marking. You can mark the area with a dry, erasable marker, and do not forget to mark the supposed center of the bathroom mirror.
Step Three: Find Studs
It is time to whip out your stud finder. This tool will help you find studs at the back of the drywall. What you need is to find two studs, and then you can put pencil markings on their exact location. After which, draw a line between the two studs while holding a level on the mirror to see if it is balanced against the path of the two studs.
Step Four: Slip the J Clips
Get your J clips and attach their bottoms on the wall. You can then follow the marks with the use of flathead wood screws.
As for the anchored pieces, their tops should also be fastened to the wall. Going back to the two J clips, by this time, they can lightly be slipped into the anchored pieces.
Step Five: Position the Mirror
You can now position the mirror into the bottom of the J clips. The clips should be pressed down in order for their ends to be over the rim of the mirror. Once this is done, you can now secure the mirror against the wall.
Just like what we mentioned earlier, the process is simple, right? However, it can really be easier said than done.
Enumerating the process is easy but doing it can be hard, especially if you do not have anyone to assist you. Hence, here are some things to keep in mind to avoid injury.
- Pick a mirror that is a bit thick. By doing so, you lessen the risk of any shattering.
- Buy high-quality tools
- Wear gloves
- Make sure that you have enough space
- It is best to mount the bathroom mirror first before installing bathroom counters.
- Ask someone to help you
- If you want to use drilling equipment, wear protective eye gear.
How to Make the Mirror Look Great: Design Tips
Moving on to a portion of this read that is not too technical, here are some things that might spur your inspiration on how to not make your bathroom mirror too bland. Of course, these things will also depend on your preference and your current interior, but these are the recent designs for bathroom mirrors.
- For those who want an eclectic feel, you can shatter a whole mirror and cover the sharp pieces with a frame. You can then mount the big pieces individually on the wall.
- Framing your bathroom mirror will give it a clean and polished look.
- If you are working with a full-length mirror and you want to have a modern look, it is better to let it stand against the wall in a slanted way. Just make sure that the bottom is secured to the ground.
- If you have multiple sink counters, you can just purchase two circular mirrors and mount it on top of each sink.
- Mirrors without designed edges look better than those with embossed edges because the former makes it look like you have a bigger mirror than what it actually is.
Now that you know how to hang a bathroom mirror, all you have to do is always to check if the top, center, and bottom of your mirror are appropriately mounted before you add anything on top of it or under it. Add some decor, and you are now ready to enjoy your bathroom mirror!