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Outlet in the way of backsplash and mirror- can't move- what to do??

Rachel Saunders
last month

Hi! So we had planned on having a mirror with sconces mounted that ran all the way down to the vanity and was flush with the counter (not wall to wall). The electrician had all the outlets outside of the bathroom so I told him they should be near the vanity and he placed them all in an area that prevents the mirror from running down, without looking funny. I asked him how much to move the outlet and he said 500- so it's not an option. Would you have a marble backsplash made that just stops flush with the counter that cuts out for the outlet and have the mirror mounted above? Have the mirror go wall to wall (seems outdated)? I'm so lost what to do.


Comments (9)

  • PRO
    K and K Designs
    last month

    Hi Rachel


    Yes, you can have the marble counter cut and have the outlet set inside. Depending on your budget and look, this can also be an opportunity to create more of a feature wall with floor to ceiling tile or fancy wallpaper for a more luxurious look. The feature wall would help the outlets fade into the background as it draws your eyes up to the design.

  • Rachel Saunders
    Original Author
    last month
    last modified: last month

    Oh do you have an example? I just need to visualize what you’re suggesting. How would the mirror fit in?

  • PRO
    K and K Designs
    last month




  • PRO
    K and K Designs
    last month

    Wall paper is of course less expensive and you have so many more options in terms of color and design to choose from. It's also easy to apply and if you don't like it there is no damage to your walls. I suggest going with a peel and stick option that you can buy on Etsy, Michaels, and most hardware stores.

  • PRO
    Skippack Tile & Stone
    last month

    The mirror should have covered the sinks; the sconces were placed wrong. You'll have a mirror that's centered between the scones and not the sinks.

  • Tara
    last month

    you could have the mirror cut to fit in the outlets. a good glass cutter can do it.

  • sbulley
    last month

    I would check the electrical codes where you live. Both electric outlet boxes appear too close to your faucets/ water. That may convince/ensure your electrician has to relocate them.

  • suedonim75
    last month
    last modified: last month

    I would check the electrical codes where you live. Both electric outlet boxes appear too close to your faucets/ water. That may convince/ensure your electrician has to relocate them.

    I believe they have to be a foot away from the sink. And the one next to the light switch shouldn't that also be a GFI switch?

  • PRO
    Debbi Washburn
    last month

    Can you measure this ?? It looks like the sconces are mounted equally with the sides of the sinks. Or it is my tired eyes and the angle of the picture.

    I also agree about that outlet by the left sink.....

    Here is a picture of an outlet cut into a Mirror