If you don’t hang your bathroom mirror at the right height, it can be more of an annoyance than anything else. If you set it too high, you can’t see yourself from the shoulders up, which makes shaving and applying makeup difficult.
If you set it too low, you’ll have to tilt your head all the way back in order to see the reflection properly. And this may lead to strain on your neck and back muscles.
To make sure that you hang your bathroom mirror at the perfect height every time, follow these five tips for hanging a bathroom mirror at the perfect height!
- Determine Ideal Height to Install Mirror
The average person is around five and a half feet tall. So, you'll want to hang your mirror at a height that's comfortable for most people.
In a bathroom mirror, you'll also want to be able to see yourself from different angles and also want the same for your family members as well. So, install the mirror high enough that you and your loved ones can see the entire reflection. If you're hanging the mirror above a sink, the ideal height is around six inches above the countertop.
Also, keep in mind that the height of your bathroom mirror should be in proportion to the size of the mirror.
- Consider Mirror Shape and Size
The next thing you need to do is decide on the shape and size of your mirror. Will it be round, oval, rectangle, or something else? Once you've decided on the shape, determine and measure the area where you want to hang your bathroom mirror. While a large, rectangular mirror will look best hung higher on the wall, a smaller, round mirror can be hung lower.
- Measure the Area between Bathroom Sink & Mirror
Measure the distance between your bathroom sink and the top of your head. This is how high your mirror should be hung. If you have a double sink, measure both sinks and then use the average height. Also if you want to hang your mirror at eye level, add four inches to your measurement. For more ease, hang your mirror slightly above eye level.
- Consider Eye Level
It is always best to hang your mirror at the eye level. But whose eye level? The general rule of thumb is to use the average person's height.
Another way to put it is that eye-level is between 60 and 65 inches if a person of average height around 5’6″ would be taken into consideration. Your mirror will be used by many different people. So, don't use the tallest person or the shortest person
It is even easier to accommodate most users if the mirror is at eye level, usually 4 to 7 feet above the ground. If you have a double sink, hang the mirror in the middle so that both people can use it comfortably.
It may take a bit of trial-and-error to find the perfect mirror height, but it will be well worth it once you've found it. By using this method, you can hang your bathroom mirror accurately with simple tools that you probably already have. And if you make adjustments down the road, they should be easy to make too.