We put ceramic tile down in the bathroom and now want to install new
vanity but it is taller than the bottom of the mirror.
The new vanity top is pretty basic, cultured marble with built in
Is there any reason why I can't just install it in front of the mirror
instead of having the mirror sit right on top of the backsplash? I
don't want to remove this 4x4' mirror. Could put quarter round to
cover the gap caused by the mirror thickness.
So just to be clear, the mirror would be extending down behind the
backsplash several inches.
You're welcome. If you're talking about putting the quarter round to
cover the gap on the side, thinner stuff would probably look less
clunky. Check out lattice strip at the Borg or a real lumberyard.
Thee is also reverse quarter round, as well as a lot of other choices
if you go to a real lumber yard. Be sure to take SWMBO with you to
approve the trim, that way you'll not have complaints for the next
Also, depending on the color of the vanity, consider vinyl trim/
No moisture issues/peeling paint, etc.
I just replaced the baseboard around my bathroom wainscoting with
vinyl baseboard instead of repainting it.
Can you lower the vanity? That is, cut some amount off the bottom?
How is the mirror mounted? If glued to the wall, it will be almost
impossible to remove it without breaking. If, on the other hand, it is held
in place by four or so mirror mounts, it might be possible to take it down
and re-mount it.
If the mirror does break (intentionally or accidentally), that's a good
excuse to obtain a new medicine cabinet that fits above the vanity.
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