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Mirror and cabinet buying guide

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 2 years ago 5 min read

In this guide, we'll introduce you to the types of bathroom cabinets and mirrors available at Victoria Plum, and what you should consider when choosing one.

Bathroom cabinets come in all shapes and sizes, providing a handy place to store those essential items which would otherwise cause clutter. Some feature mirrors which help to enhance both natural and artificial light. And, for those who simply require a final finishing touch to their bathroom, there’s a wide range of mirrors to choose from.

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Choosing a mirror

Bathroom mirrors perform an important role, in helping to make your bathroom feel lighter and more spacious. There are many tips and tricks you can employ in order to achieve this, plus a wide variety of mirrors to choose from.

If you don’t require any further storage space, a simple drilled mirror will be more than ample for your needs. However, if you’re prepared to push the boat out a little, you’ll find plenty of optional extras to make your life even easier, from illuminated LED mirrors to demisters, that allow fog-free use, even straight after your bath or shower.

Mode Wyatt LED illuminated mirror 500 x 390mm with demister

You’ll find plenty more expert advice on mirrors here at Victoria Plum, including how to choose the perfect bathroom mirror and how to put up your mirror once you’ve bought it.

You can also discover the benefits of an illuminated mirror and find out all about anti-fog mirrors too.

What type of storage do you need?

In need of additional storage space? There is a wide range of options when it comes to choosing bathroom cabinets, so you should start by thinking about what you want to store and where. For example, if you need to keep razors and cosmetics away from your little ones, a wall mounted cabinet above your sink or toilet is a great option.

Mirror cabinets

A bathroom mirror cabinet is always a popular and practical choice, combining two needs into one, and keeping your everyday essentials within easy reach. An illuminated mirror cabinet adds extra light to the room too, as well as an element of glamour and luxury. It can also be a practical choice if your bathroom has limited or no natural light.

If you need to store medicines, tablets or ointments, a lockable mirror cabinet can offer added peace of mind.

Clarity white mirror cabinet 600 x 600mm

Small bathroom cabinets give you quick and easy storage & help to keep razors and medication away from little hands

Tall cabinets

If you have the space, a tall freestanding unit, or wall hung cabinet can make a real visual impact and bring the room together. They are also very useful for storing bathroom towels and larger items. Some have fully concealed cupboards, whilst others have a mix of cupboards and shelf space, so you can select one that best suits your needs.

Orchard Derwent white tall wall hung cabinet

Make the most of your wall space with a stylish wall hung cabinet like this one from the Derwent range

General storage unit

If you don’t need too much storage space, a floorstanding bathroom cabinet is ideal. They tend to be about 800mm tall. There are a variety of styles and finishes available, so you can choose one that will add a little personality to your room without being overbearing.

Orchard Eden white storage unit 766 x 250mm

The Eden white storage unit from Orchard Bathrooms is a great way to add simple yet sophisticated storage

Multi-drawer units

Compact multi-drawer units are perfect for smaller bathrooms, or if you have lots of bits and pieces that you want to stow away neatly.

Orchard Eden white multi-drawer storage unit 766 x 250mm

Conceal all those little odds and ends like hair grips, cotton wool buds and makeup in a multi-drawer unit, like this one from the Eden white range

Open storage unit

Open storage units look great and are handy for storing towels and other essentials, which you don’t mind keeping on display. They’re especially ideal for guest bathrooms, so your visitors don’t have to go hunting round for spare items.

Orchard Dulwich navy open storage unit 800 x 300mm

Keep towels and other items close to hand with this neat open storage unit from the Dulwich navy blue furniture range

Styles and finishes

There are plenty of styles and finishes to choose from when selecting a cabinet, such as clean, white cabinets to fit in with your bathroom suite, or more colourful wooden finishes that add extra style and flair to your space. There are also cabinets in aluminium, which immediately give your room a contemporary edge.

Accents aluminium mirror cabinet 500 x 340mm

Aluminium bathroom mirror cabinets, like this one pictured above from Accents, are a stylish option, especially for smaller bathrooms, ensuites and cloakrooms

More bathroom furniture advice

For more advice on choosing your bathroom furniture, see our bathroom furniture buying guide. For help with installation, find out how to fit a wall hung cabinet or unit.

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At Victoria Plum, you'll find a comprehensive range of mirrors and mirrored cabinets, which are perfect for bathrooms big and small.

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Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 2 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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