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Ultimate Guide: Installing and Maintaining Your Mirror Cabinet

by E Cavendish 11 Mar 2024 0 Comments
Ultimate Guide: Installing and Maintaining Your Mirror Cabinet

Installation Guide for a Mirror Cabinet

Step 1: Choose the Right Location

Your mirror cabinet should be placed where it's most functional and aesthetically pleasing, typically above the sink. Consider the height and ensure it's accessible to all users of the bathroom. Avoid locations where the cabinet could be exposed to excessive moisture or direct water splash.

Step 2: Gather Your Tools and Materials

You'll need:

  • Drill
  • Level
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil for marking
  • Wall anchors and screws (these usually come with the cabinet)
  • Stud finder (optional)

Step 3: Mark the Wall

Use the measuring tape and pencil to mark where you want the cabinet. Utilize the level to ensure your markings are straight. If you're attaching the cabinet to a stud, use the stud finder to locate the studs in your wall.

Heated Mirror Cabinet with Light and Shaver Socket - 600x700mm

Step 4: Drill and Attach the Mounting Hardware

Drill holes where you've marked, then insert the wall anchors. Screw the mounting hardware that came with your mirror cabinet into place.

Step 5: Hang the Cabinet

With the help of another person, lift the cabinet and align it with the mounted hardware. Ensure it's secure before letting go.

Step 6: Final Checks

Use the level again to ensure the cabinet is perfectly horizontal. Adjust as needed, then tighten all screws to secure the cabinet in place.

Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for Your Mirror Cabinet

Regular Cleaning:

Dust and wipe down your mirror cabinet regularly with a soft, dry cloth to prevent buildup. For the mirror, use a microfiber cloth and a glass cleaner to avoid streaks. Avoid harsh chemicals, especially on wooden parts of the cabinet, as they can damage the finish.

Single Door Illuminated Mirror Cabinet - 500mm x 700mm

Dealing with Stains and Spills:

Immediately wipe away any spills or stains. For tougher stains on the mirror, a solution of vinegar and water can be effective. Apply the solution with a spray bottle and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.

Maintaining the Cabinet's Interior:

Keep the interior of your cabinet organized and clean. Line shelves with easy-to-clean mats if necessary. Periodically empty the cabinet to clean the interior surfaces with a damp cloth, drying thoroughly before replacing the contents.

Preventing Moisture Damage:

Ensure your bathroom is well-ventilated to prevent moisture buildup, which can damage the cabinet and lead to the deterioration of the mirror's backing. Use exhaust fans and keep windows open when possible.

Mirror Cabinet with Heated Demister Pad, Sensor Switch, Shaving Socket


A mirror cabinet is more than just a bathroom accessory; it's a functional piece that, with the right care, can last for years. Installation requires precision, but it's an achievable task with basic DIY skills. Maintaining the beauty and functionality of your mirror cabinet is straightforward with regular cleaning and care. By following these steps, you'll ensure your mirror cabinet remains a cherished part of your bathroom's décor and functionality.

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