bathroom mirror

pnwretiredOctober 8, 2013
with a 42 inch vanity what size should the mirror above it be??????
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Bobby Sanders -- Sanders Design Build
I think it would depend on the total size of the space. Can you post some pictures?
    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 9:20AM
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Fred S
Will you be putting sconces up on the sides of it?
    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 12:22AM
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Yes sconces on both sides. Thank you

Pictures - bathroom has not been gutted yet but it is 5x8. Does the bathroom size matter when the vanity size is given?
    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 11:56AM
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JudyG Designs
Try a mirror with sconces attached.

Doheny Mirror with Sconces · More Info

5 x 8, I would not do a vanity, but a pedestal sink.
KOHLER Memoirs(R) Stately 30" pedestal bathroom sink with 8" widespread faucet h · More Info

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    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 12:04PM
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Fred S
If this was,a new bathroom, you would have approximately 32"-34" for the tub, then 15" to the center of the toilet, and another 15" to the vanity. This would leave 33" for the vanity. I suspect your toilet is much closer to the tub than that and you are trying to center the toilet space. Without a sketch of your room, I am just guessing. Anyhow, it would not meet today's code, but you don't necessarily have to make it. Moving the toilet could be a pain. The most comfortable resolution to this is to go ahead and use the length of vanity that looks best, but find one as shallow as possible. Maybe 18" from the wall. You should have at least 6" on each side of the mirror for lights, so a 30" mirror or a little smaller would be best in that situation. Personally, in that size bathroom, I feel a mirror the same size as the vanity with a bar light over the top makes the bathroom feel better.
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