This guide, from the experts at Victoria Plum, will walk you through the key things you’ll need to consider when selecting the perfect bathroom mirror cabinet for your space and needs.
Hi. I’m Adam, and I’ve been bringing you expert tips and advice on bathrooms for over 10 years with Victoria Plum.
A bathroom mirror cabinet is a great way to add storage and style to your bathroom. They come in a variety of sizes, styles and finishes, so you can find one that is perfect for your space and budget.
In this guide, I’ll explain what a bathroom mirror cabinet is, the benefits of fitting one and the key things you need to consider when choosing one. I’ll also answer some of your most frequently asked questions.
Simply read through or click on any of the links below to jump to a relevant section:
- What is a bathroom mirror cabinet?
- What are the benefits of using a bathroom mirror cabinet?
- What should I consider when choosing a bathroom mirror cabinet?
- How much do bathroom mirror cabinets cost?
- How do I install a bathroom mirror cabinet?
- Tips for choosing a bathroom mirror cabinet
- Where can I buy bathroom mirror cabinets?
- Bathroom mirror cabinets: Further ideas and advice
What is a bathroom mirror cabinet?
A bathroom mirror cabinet is a wall-mounted cabinet that has a mirror attached to the front. The cabinet typically has shelves or compartments for storing bathroom essentials, such as toiletries, razors, toothbrushes and cleaning supplies.
The Clarity white mirror cabinet is a great choice for bathrooms big and small
What are the benefits of using a bathroom mirror cabinet?
There are many benefits to using a bathroom mirror cabinet, including:
Increased storage space
Bathroom mirror cabinets provide additional storage space for your bathroom essentials, which can help to keep your bathroom clutter-free.
Bathroom mirror cabinets can help you to organise your bathroom essentials, making it easier to find what you need. Find out more about organising your bathroom cabinet.
Bathroom mirror cabinets can add a touch of style to your bathroom. They come in a variety of styles, so you can find one that complements your existing décor.
Mirrors and mirror cabinets are great for enhancing natural light in your bathroom. This brings positive energy and helps supplement any artificial lighting you may have.
The Mayne LED illuminated mirror cabinet from Mode Bathrooms adds task lighting where you need it most
What should I consider when choosing a bathroom mirror cabinet?
When choosing a bathroom mirror cabinet, you should consider the following factors:
The size of the bathroom mirror cabinet should be appropriate for the size of your bathroom. If you have a small bathroom, you may want to choose a smaller cabinet. If you have a larger bathroom, you have more flexibility in terms of size.
Bathroom mirror cabinets come in a variety of styles, so you can find one that complements your existing décor. You may want to consider the style of your bathroom fixtures, such as your taps and showerhead, when choosing a cabinet. One good rule of thumb: If your bathroom suite is contemporary in style, a contemporary style bathroom mirror cabinet will work best, and likewise, a traditional style mirror cabinet will suit a traditional bathroom suite.
If you have a traditional style bathroom, a vintage-inspired bathroom mirror cabinet, like this one from The Bath Co. Camberley range, is perfect
Bathroom mirror cabinets come in a variety of metallic finishes, such as chrome, nickel and stainless steel, plus wooden finishes, like oak and walnut, or coloured, like black, grey, ivory or blue. You should choose a finish that complements the other finishes in your bathroom.
One top tip, if you’re buying other furniture items, is to choose a bathroom mirror cabinet that comes as part of a coordinated bathroom furniture range.
Some bathroom mirror cabinets come with additional features, such as lights, defoggers, infra-red sensors and charging sockets. These features can add convenience and comfort to your bathroom, and mirror cabinets with lights will certainly help with your daily routine.
Find out more about anti-fog bathroom mirror cabinets.
The Fuller mirror cabinet from Mode Bathrooms comes with 60 cool white LEDs, infrared sensor switch, demister and a handy charging socket, for shavers and electric toothbrushes
How much do bathroom mirror cabinets cost?
Good quality bathroom mirror cabinets can range in price from around £95 to £400 or more. The price of a bathroom mirror cabinet will depend on the size, style, finish and features of the cabinet.
Simple yet stylish, the Slate gloss grey mirror cabinet from Mode Bathrooms is supplied complete with all wall fixings, for easy installation
To find out how much a bathroom fitter may charge to fit a bathroom mirror, check out our latest bathroom installation costs.
How do I install a bathroom mirror cabinet?
Most bathroom mirror cabinets are easy to install. You can find instructions for installing a bathroom mirror cabinet on the manufacturer's website or in the cabinet's instruction manual.
If you’re searching for general step-by-step instructions, check out our guide to fitting a wall hung cabinet.
If you’re thinking of fitting an illuminated bathroom mirror cabinet, or a model that needs wiring into the mains, you will need to hire an experienced and qualified electrician to do this for you.
Tips for choosing a bathroom mirror cabinet
Here are a few tips for choosing a bathroom mirror cabinet:
- Consider your needs: What do you need to store in your bathroom mirror cabinet? How much storage space do you need?
- Set a budget: How much are you willing to spend on a bathroom mirror cabinet?
- Do your research: Read reviews of different bathroom mirror cabinets and compare prices (not forgetting our price match promise!)
- Ask for help: If you are unsure of how to choose a bathroom mirror cabinet, you can always contact us for assistance.
A bathroom mirror cabinet is a great addition to any bathroom. It can provide you with additional storage space, help you to organise your bathroom essentials and add a touch of style to your décor.
I hope this blog post has helped you learn more about bathroom mirror cabinets. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Where can I buy a bathroom mirror cabinet?
At Victoria Plum, officially the UK’s largest online only bathroom retailer, you’ll find a superb range of bathroom mirror cabinets to suit budgets—and bathrooms!—big and small. To browse our full selection, simply click below.
Bathroom mirror cabinets: Further ideas and advice
If you’re still wondering which bathroom mirror cabinet is right for you, check out all our expert advice before you commit. First off, why not read our mirror and cabinet buying guide, which explains all the subtle differences between mirrors and mirror cabinets. And, before you buy just any old mirror, discover how bathroom mirrors differ from those around the rest of your home.