Draper House Master Bath Options

The next Draper house decision I am pondering is the master bathroom mirrors. The standard option is to get the huge, gargantuan mirror. I think it’s going to be a lot like Sarah’s with a double vanity, white counter tops and lights over each sink:

My cabinets will be a dark brown ‘java’ color though. I have mixed feelings about massive mirrors like these.

On one hand, it would be nice to be able to have a big mirror to see myself before headed out of the door in the morning (no large mirror currently in the apartment). It also would cost no additional money.

On the other hand, that is a big mirror and my husband is a big water splasher. I would have to clean that baby every day.  Also, their are so many fun options to be had to customize the master bath, I’m not sure if I can commit to the large mirror being glued to the wall.

Here are a few options I am contemplating. I would love any help and advise please!

Option 1: It has been very popular lately to add paneling to a large mirror and I love the look:

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Option 2: Round mirrors. As you know, I LOVE THIS OPTION. I could easily be persuaded on pivot, oval mirrors too.

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Option 3: Rectangle mirrors. Traditional, classic and never out of date.

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Option 4: Medicine cabinets. I love our current medicine cabinet above our sink, it helps me stay so organized! I am a big fan of two cabinets hung next to each other:

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Do you have a preference in bathroom mirrors? What do you think is the best choice considering both aesthetics and functionality?

6 Responses to “Draper House Master Bath Options”

  1. Terri Says:

    I prefer two framed mirror’s in dark wood. You can pick them up reasonable enough from around $20 to $50 ~ so it’s not like they are too expensive to consider as an optition. The round/oval are a little more but I found our big dark wood Round, for $50 at Target. It looks great over the dark wood wahbasin unit , in our master bathroom.

    Word of warning ~ if you have a messy toothbrush user, the toothpaste splash on the dark wood frame can be a nusiance.

    The big mirrors do have advantages too, but the cleaning (daily) is hard, and with water marks they look a mess. Also remember all that steam!!!!

  2. LB Says:

    I like large mirrors with either paneling or a frame. I was given a large mirror with a carved frame as a gift. I tried different places in our home, but never really liked it until I hung it in the guest bathroom. It makes a big design statement and is very functional. However, my large framed mirror hangs in a guest bathroom. Terri brings up some great points about the cons to such a choice especially in the master bathroom. Looking at your design-inspiration images, I’m sure whatever you decide will be perfect for your new home.

  3. Sarah Says:

    I love option 1 but that is probably a bit pricey so I would go with the seperate dark frames in option 3. I hate my one big mirror and I don’t want to take it off the wall because it is glued and will leave massive holes in the wall.

  4. Kimberly Says:

    I loved picture #2 and #5 the best. I like the strong presence the frame provides and with his and hers, you only have to clean half the space.

  5. Sabrina Says:

    What if you could frame out the medicine cabinets and get both and it look really great!

  6. Boxwood Clippings » Blog Archive » A Simple Bathroom Says:

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