You can install a smart mirror anywhere you want. Many people have smart mirrors in bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, or even in hallways.
The location of your smart mirror plays a big part in what to display on it and how you’ll use it.
To make sure you pick the right location for your smart mirror, let’s go through a few different examples of where you could install your smart mirror.
Each example will give you an idea of what it would be like to use in that room and whether it suits you or not.
Smart Mirror In Your Bathroom
The most common location for a smart mirror is in a bathroom. The bathroom is a great location for a smart mirror because you will see it regularly every day.
I built a large smart mirror for my bathroom and am very happy with the location.
You probably stand in front of your bathroom mirror as part of your morning or night routine every day.
The big advantage to replacing your bathroom mirror with a smart mirror is in how it affects your morning routine.
Imagine being able to easily check the traffic report, local weather forecast, your day’s schedule, and relevant news headlines all while you brush your teeth.
Taking in all of this information while going through your normal morning routine is a great way to prepare for your day.
If you’re considering installing a smart mirror in your bathroom, think about the size of your current mirror and whether you would want to build one the same size, larger, or smaller.
Smart Mirror In Your Kitchen
It makes sense to have a smart mirror in an area where you spend a lot of time in. The more you see your smart mirror, the more use you’ll get out of it.
The kitchen can be a great location for a smart mirror when positioned properly.
The type of content you have on a smart mirror in your kitchen should be different to what you might use in a bathroom smart mirror.
For example, you might use your smart mirror to display your current shopping list. Then if you notice something is running low in your fridge, you can glance over at your smart mirror to check if it’s on your list.
If not, you can add it using any smart speaker devices such as Alexa or Google Home.
Or if you add voice commands to your smart mirror, you can easily tell your mirror to add items to your shopping list.
The big advantage of having a smart mirror in your kitchen area is it will get a lot of use. Unlike a bathroom mirror, which are often very large, you can build a much smaller smart mirror for your kitchen.
A small smart mirror on the wall of your kitchen is a great way to give your home a futuristic quality.
Smart Mirror In Your Living Room
It’s uncommon to have mirrors in the living room, but a smart mirror can be a stylish feature. You’re able to choose any size you want as you see fit.
For example, you might have a small mirror on the wall showing information such as local weather, latest movie releases, tomorrow’s calendar schedule, etc. As your living room will get a lot of regular foot traffic, it’s a great place to set up a smart mirror.
If you plan on integrating your smart mirror with a voice assistant such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home Assistant, you’ll find you get a lot of use out of it.
Smart Mirror Location Tips
The above examples should give you a good idea where you might want to install your smart mirror. If you’re still a bit unsure, read through these tips to help you choose the best location:
- Power outlet location: your smart mirror needs to be connected to power, so find a location nearby a power outlet
- Mirror size: the size of your mirror will depend on the location. Big mirrors are expected in bathrooms, while small mirrors are suitable for kitchen/living areas
- Mirror height: the ideal height for your mirror is face-height. You should be able to walk up to the mirror and see yourself in the reflection
- Direct Sunlight: the visibility of the content on your smart mirror might be affected if the mirror is in direct sunlight
Before you commit on a mirror size, try to visualize how it will look on the wall. Once you choose a location you won’t want to move it, so take your time picking the perfect spot.