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How Much Does a Bathroom Mirror Cost?

 
low costSmall Mirror: $20-$100average costLarge or Custom Mirror: $1,000-$4,000+high costMirrored Medicine Cabinet: $15-$6,000+
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A bathroom mirror can be stylish as well as functional. They may be frameless, or have a simple or elaborate frame; they can be square, rectangular, circular, oval or just about any shape; and they may be permanently attached to the wall, or form the front of a medicine cabinet or other storage area. A magnifying mirror for shaving or applying makeup can be freestanding, inset inside a larger mirror or mounted on an adjustable arm.

Typical costs:

  • Flat-mounted bathroom mirrors (no cabinet) typically cost $20-$100 for small economy models (14"x18" and larger), and can cost $1,000-$4,000 or more for custom, designer or oversized models; the average cost is $200-$500 for a typical wall mirror installed above a sink and vanity. For example, home improvements stores like Lowe's[1] offer a variety of sizes and styles for $50-$100; the Corydon Square Mirror features a 27"-square mirror in a geometrically sculptural 35.25"x49" metal frame for $273; the 24"x33" Strasser Woodenworks Framed Mirror[2] with a rounded edge in cinnamon cherry costs $457 at Home Depot; and the Kohler K-1084 Portrait Mirror with a brush nickel finish is 19.4"x25.4"x4.25" (it pulls out from the wall to be closer to the viewer) and costs $500-$836.
  • A mirrored medicine cabinet can cost $15-$100 for a low-end rectangular model, either recessed or surface-mount; $100-$500 for a larger and more durable medicine cabinet; $500-$1,200 or more for a furniture-style mirrored cabinet or one with options like power outlets or anti-fogging; and $1,200-$6,000 or more for a large, elegant medicine cabinet, possibly with more than one section, made from premium construction methods and materials. Professional installation can add $100-$200 for a basic model or $200-$800 or more for larger cabinets requiring more complex installation. For more details, see How Much Does a Medicine Cabinet Cost.
  • Small shaving or make-up mirrors start at $4-$30 for basic models but can cost $30-$150 or more depending on the level of magnification and quality of materials plus features such as being fog free (surface treatment or heating element), built-in lighting or an adjustable/extending wall mount. For example, the 8" IKEA Frack[3] one-sided, water-resistant magnifying mirror is wall-mounted on an extendable arm and costs $5, while the Bollard Shaving Mirror by USE[4] costs $110-$145 for a dual-sided 7" rotating shaving mirror with 1x and 2x magnification and a 6" extension arm from a wall mount, in a chrome or satin nickel finish.
Related articles: Medicine Cabinet, Handyman, Bathroom Remodeling, Bathroom Addition

What should be included:
  • Most bathroom mirrors include the hardware needed to hang them on the wall. They can be installed using glue/adhesive, brackets, clips or picture wire. Home Depot explains how to hang a bathroom mirror[5] and estimates it as an easy project that might take 20-40 minutes.
  • Typically the mirror should not extend beyond the edges of the bathroom vanity countertop below it, and many designers recommend that the mirror be 2"-4" shorter than the vanity on both sides. When considering a specific mirror, cut a piece of paper, cardboard or poster board to the same shape and style as the mirror, and hang it on the bathroom wall to get a sense of how it looks; mirrors often look smaller in the store than when hung in a cozy bathroom. When building a new bathroom, AskTheBuilder.com recommends hanging a simple cardboard template[6] just after the wall is framed to indicate where a heavy wall mirror or medicine cabinet will hang, so any wood blocking and wiring for lighting are properly installed.
Shopping for a bathroom mirror:
  • ProfessorsHouse.com provides tips for selecting a bathroom mirror[7] .
  • A wide variety of bathroom mirrors are available at home decor stores like Bed Bath & Beyond[8] ; at hardware and home improvement stores like Lowe's[9] ; at big-box stores like Target[10] ; and through online retailers like Amazon[11] .
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10 sided decagon mirror
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  2.  www.strasserwood.com/pages-prod/exmpls/xmpls-mirr.html#top
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  7.  www.professorshouse.com/Your-Home/Bathrooms/Articles/Selecting-a-Bathroom-Mirror/
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