The provision of adequate storage in the home is a critical aspect of good and well thought through design. The bathroom is no different from any other room in terms of its storage requirements. Cosmetic amenities, pharmaceuticals and even cleaning products should ideally be housed neatly and kept out of sight. Bathroom cabinets with a mirror are the perfect solution. Some of the most practical and aesthetic options are the illuminated bathroom mirror cabinets type. Given the reduced dimensions of the bathroom having a mirrored surface fulfils two functions, adding visual depth and serving as a vanity unit. The best bathroom mirror cabinets are the ones that are conceived for the individual space, bearing in mind location, lighting and dimensions.
Standard lighting is not suitable for bathrooms; lighting fixtures must be resistant to the humid conditions of the bathroom. A central light should be combined with accent lighting, bathroom mirror cabinets with led lights are a practical choice. Led lighting is a both a flexible and economical option. With good colouring rendering Leds don’t produce heat and last much longer than incandescent bulbs.
Built-in versus surface mounted mirror cabinets
The bathroom cabinet can be integrated with the surrounding walls, this requires some forward planning however as normally as a recesses must be constructed. The dept of the void should be slightly shallower than the depth of the cabinet in order to allow for the doors to open. Even the surface mounted cabinet however should be relatively shallow in order not to take up too much space The perfect location is directly above the wash hand basin. The depth should allow the basin to be used comfortable. Think about what must be stored and base the dimension on that depth.
The smart cabinet range by Noken is a designer version of this bathroom furniture staple. Including different configurations using sliding or fixed mirrors the cabinets are made from aluminium in an attractive and tactile ‘soft line’ finish. Frameless mirror with a push opening mechanism that can be recessed into bathroom walls or can be surface mounted. Or the vertical rectangular version supported proud of the wall on an aluminium bracket in order to allow a pivot movement.
Mirrors and small bathrooms
The bathroom mirror cabinet is also a great tool to help make the very most of small bathroom spaces. For other creative suggestions regarding squeezing the most out of small bathroom ideas follow this link. Mirrors are a great way to add dimension to what is normally the smallest room of the home. A well located mirror can add to the sensation of space and is also an opportunity to lend the bathroom a designer flourish. For other ideas regarding the Porcelanosa range of product lines with bathroom mirrors follow this link.