When we bought our house the top requirement was for it to be move-in ready since we were moving 500 miles with a newly-minted 2 year old and are lightly handy on a good day. So the old house we picked was recently flipped – new kitchen cabinets and counters, bathroom sinks and vanities, tile, etc. The drawback to that convenience? All the major pieces were builder basic, or whatever was on contractor’s discount at the local big-box DIY store. While I’d be ecstatic if we could change out the busy brown granite counters in the kitchen and bathrooms for something dreamy like soapstone, it ain’t exactly a small project in time or money.
But! I was browsing my local TJ Maxx/Homegoods/Marshall’s type-store the other day, and realized, Hey -there’s a really affordable* way to totally personalize the look of a room we use every day that takes about 5 minutes. It didn’t immediately come to mind because the bathroom mirrors that came with the house are totally serviceable and…”fine” but oh, so square. Literally. Ok, more like rectangles but yawn.
I’m still searching for the perfect statement mirror for the half-bath downstairs (or “powder room” if you’re fancy, which I am) – some of these finds are definite contenders. Check out these 5 tips on choosing a mirror that will completely change the look of your bathroom in less time than it takes to change a diaper. Especially if your toddler is freakishly strong like a tiny changing-table MMA fighter.
*$300 was my limit because, hi, it’s a mirror, but really it wasn’t too difficult to find some amazing options and many cost much less.