A mirror is one of the most essential elements in a bathroom. Without this vanity accessory, your restroom is completely incomplete. It not only offers you excellent functionality but at the same time also enhances the beauty of the space.
However, after buying the best bathroom mirror with lights, you might be wondering about how to install it successfully so that it remains in place and doesn’t fall off. Understanding your concern, in this article, we have discussed step by step how to install a bathroom mirror successfully without any difficulties.
But before discussing the step-by-step guide, let’s first know the tools you will need to hang the mirror on the walls perfectly.
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Tools you will need
- A Drill
- Wall Plugs
- Few Mirror Hangers
- A Hammer
- A Measuring Tape
Now that you have everything you need, it’s now time to hang the mirror on the bathroom wall.
Step 1: Choose the Right Location
The most important factor to keep in mind when installing a bathroom mirror is where you want to hang it. The ideal place to hang a mirror is just above the sink or basin. However, it’s not mandatory that you have to always put in in this place. You can switch things up and can install this piece of vanity accessory anywhere in the bathroom you want.
Once you have decided where you want to hang your beautiful mirror, we would suggest you mark the center spot with an “X” using a pencil or dry erase marker and move on to the next step.
Also, don’t forget to check if there is any pipe or cable behind the wall you want to put the mirror on. If there is, you need to be extra careful while installing it.
Step 2: Measure the Space and Mark
After you have decided where you want to put on your mirror, now it’s time to measure it. Using a measuring tape, like this Komelon Professional Scale Power Tape, first, measure the mirror length and then draw a light line on the wall according to the exact length. Keep on measuring and drawing until you have the length and height of the mirror interpreted on the wall. Mark the corners with “X” so that it’s easier for you to drill.
However, if this measuring technique seems a bit off to you, you can always hold the mirror up against the wall and take the measurement directly. But this is not the appropriate process, especially in case of large mirrors. Large mirrors tend to be heavy and holding it against the wall and also measuring it at the same time might cause you to drop the glass and break it into several pieces.
Don’t forget to clean the bathroom mirror.
Step 3: Drill the Marked Spaces
Now that you have the accurate markings on the wall, we would suggest you to start drilling through the marks. Using a suitable drill machine, (such as the DEWALT MAX Drill Kit) start making holes in the wall carefully.
After you are done drilling the marked points, clean the wall as well as the surrounding to make sure that there is no dust left.
Step 4: Put in the Wall Plugs
After you are done with making holes in the wall, don’t forget to insert the wall plug in them. Gently tap one wall plug in each of the holes with the help of a hammer and make sure that they are fully immersed in the wall.
Wall plugs, like the SmartHome Assorted Wall Plugs, are necessary because they help the screws to hold the mirror securely so that there is zero to minimal chances of it to fall off and break.
Step 5: Hang the Mirror
Now that everything is ready, it’s time to actually hang your bathroom mirror in place. Hold it against the wall perfectly so that the holes and the screws match. Then, carefully, start fastening the eye-screws attached to the mirror one by one with a screwdriver. Make sure that you hold this vanity accessory carefully; if required take help from another person.
After fastening all the eye screws, slowly leave the mirror and see if it moves or not. If the mirror stays in place, voila! You have successfully installed a bathroom mirror on your own.
Don’t forget to decorate the bathroom mirror for the best effect possible.
Few Additional Tips to Keep in Mind
- Always install your mirror on the drywall. Wet walls might erase the markings and make it hard for you to make the perfect holes.
- If you are installing a lighted bathroom mirror, make sure that you have a power socket nearby. Otherwise, it might be tough to turn on the lights.
- Don’t forget to use safety goggles while drilling. It will keep your eyes protected from the bits and particles of the wall.
Now that you know how to install a bathroom mirror, we are sure that you would be now able to install a new mirror on your own. Installing a mirror is extremely easy if you know the right steps and with this article, learning the steps would never feel easier.7
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