Mirror Installation Tips for Bathroom Mirrors

Congratulations! You’ve just purchased a new mirror! You just can’t wait to hang it and see your beautiful reflection. But installing a new mirror can be tricky. Mirrors are delicate and can be expensive to replace if broken, not to mention bad luck. Superstitions aside, mirror installation can be a headache, but we’ve put together a few tips to make that mirror installation a breeze.

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Things you will Need

Before starting a DIY project like this, you’re going to need a few tools. These can vary depending on the size and form of your mirror. To start, a cordless drill, screwdriver, and stud finder will be the necessary tools for the job. You’ll need a mirror, mirror adhesive, and mirror brackets as well. There are also different ways to hang mirrors that may require very different materials, such as clips and picture wire.


In preparing for mirror installation, you will need to check the placement of your mirror over the vanity. Find where the studs are and use those to support the mirror hooks/brackets. Be sure that your mounting brackets are on a level plane so that the mirror will be evenly supported. If the studs don’t line up perfectly, don’t worry. Be creative. Use the studs, clips and picture wire to create a hanging mirror motif.


  • Always have someone there to help. Mirror installation is a two person job, especially with large bathroom mirrors.
  • When selecting your mirror brackets, make sure that they will be able to support the weight of your mirror.
  • In you live near seismic activity, be sure to contact a local building department about mirror installation requirements.

On the Cheap

If you already have a mirror but want to spruce it up, consider adding picture frame moulding to spruce up the existing fixture.

Mirror Installation in Minneapolis

Want to add the final touch to your bathroom without dealing with a mirror installation headache? Buy your mirror and have it installed by Harkraft of Minneapolis. Our mirrors come with a lifetime guarantee on the product and installation service. Give us a call at (763) 544-4478 or contact us online to request a free design consultation.