Updated: Nov 21
Reflectel is transforming technology and redefining what a truly luxurious home can be.
The smart home revolution has extended into almost every single room of the house, changing how we interact with these spaces and what we idealize in our dream homes. Even the bathroom has had a complete technological makeover! Bathroom Mirror TVs let you discretely integrate technology while adding luxury to one of your home's most overlooked yet most often-used spaces. Let’s dig into the different ways to incorporate one into your bathroom, what to consider when picking one out, and why you would want one.
Why A Bathroom Mirror TV?
First, let’s answer the obvious question: why would you want a bathroom mirror TV? Our clients tell us there are two major reasons they want one. The first is to get a jump on the news of the day. Whether it's weather reports or worldwide market analysis- having the information while you’re showering, shaving, putting on makeup, or brushing your teeth prepares you for the day ahead. The second main use of a bathroom mirror television is almost the complete opposite- relaxation and wellness. You don’t have to be Oprah to enjoy a glass of wine in a bubble bath while binge-watching your latest Netflix obsession! After a long day at the office, or maybe after you’ve put the kids to bed, a bathroom Television lets you relax in your private spa and completely unwind. So, how do you go about installing a waterproof bathroom TV? Don’t worry; Reflectel is here to help.
Where Does It Go?
The first thing you need to figure out is where you want to be able to see the bathroom TV. Part of this depends on the shape and size of your bathroom and how you plan on using your Television. Walk around your bathroom and note the sightlines and blind spots. Building materials matter, too. If your shower has glass walls, installing a shower Television might make sense if you can see it throughout the rest of the bathroom. If you’re having trouble selecting a location, you might want to consider placing it on an articulating arm. This lets you watch it from multiple locations, angles, and heights. This is a great fix if you have an irregularly shaped bathroom and want to view it from various sites. If you need help selecting the right mount, just let us know, and we can help you figure it out. After determining the location of your display, the next step is to integrate it into the room's aesthetic.
Over The Vanity
The first potential style of bathroom TV is built directly into the vanity, and there are many ways to do this. We can place the display anywhere in a much larger mirror to conceal the technology discreetly. The placement is always custom, whether you want the display between your sinks or tucked discreetly in a corner. We build it to fit your lifestyle. If you plan on using your vanity Television while in the bathtub or shower, we can use a much larger screen to make it easier to see from far away. These displays are great for anyone who wants to get a jump start on the day. However, you might find yourself three episodes into a Netflix binge before you head to work.
The cleanest and most modern way to incorporate a vanity TV into your bathroom is to build it directly into a wall cavity. To complete this sleek aesthetic, you can have us design a brand-new frameless mirror TV with an incredibly minimal profile. Are you looking for contemporary, clean lines and the most discreet inclusion of technology in your bathroom? Then this is the choice for you.
Minimalism not your thing? Want something with more character and flavor? Don’t worry we have over 500 TV frame options available. Of course, not all of our frames are ideal for a bathroom setting, but we can find a solution that fits your needs. Whatever your bathroom’s aesthetic is, we can build you a hidden television that fits in perfectly. From elegant polished brass to carved wood TV frames. We have 35 years of frame-making experience and can design whatever you need.
Full-length Mirror TVs
The second style of bathroom television is built into larger frames and can be placed at the foot of a tub or stand in for a full-length mirror. These are great for larger bathrooms and Jacuzzis with empty walls at the foot. This luxurious addition will elevate your “self-care” into a new level of relaxation. Drop your favorite bath bomb into the tub, pour a glass of wine, and soak while enjoying a movie.
The third style is building the Television directly into cabinetry and making it an architectural feature. We often work now with designers, contractors, and architects to create fully customized built-in Mirror TVs. They chose us because we have the highest quality glass and 35 years of fine art framing experience. If you’d like us to work directly with your professional team- have them call us!
Smart Home Integration
Audio Video professionals love Reflectel because we can integrate seamlessly into home automation software like Crestron, Control 4, and Savant. On top of that, they can seamlessly tie in with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. This means you can stay connected and effortlessly control your whole home from your bathroom display. Unsure if you locked the front door, but you’re already in the tub watching Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho? Have your smart mirror lock the door- no need to get up! If you’re curious about full home automation, we can recommend an AV integrator- just ask. We work with AV professionals coast to coast and can help you find the perfect match for your needs. Visit our experience center page to see the one closest to you.
Depending on how you will use your display, we have three different glass options for other applications. Our proprietary glass: "Reflectel View Glass," produces the best possible transmission in the mirror television industry. If you are looking for a brighter reflection, we have two options: Reflectel Look and Spa. For most bathroom applications, we recommend Spa glass as it has the highest quality reflection. All these glass varieties are available in huge sizes, though the maximum size does vary. Every project is different, and we don’t want to limit your creativity with glass restrictions. Let us know if you have unusual dimensions or even contoured shapes in mind. We will find the perfect solution for you.
A complete technological remodel of your bathroom doesn’t end with a bathroom mirror TV. We can integrate soundbars into many of our designs, which means your luxurious home spa can also pump out a full, beautiful spectrum of sound. Want to be encompassed by peaceful new-age music on a relaxing night? Or do you want to blast your favorite pump-up jam the morning before a big meeting? Having great sound in your bathroom can be a lot of fun and completely change your day. Check out our custom TV frame builds page for more details.
A new level of luxury
Bathroom technology used to mean a heated toilet seat just to mean a heated toilet seat. Now, you can have “no touch” sinks that know the exact temperature individual users like. These smart sinks can conserve water use and even time how long you brush your teeth. What would an at-home spa night be without some mood lighting? Now, smart lighting is programmed to change depending on the time of day, your mood, or a timer setting. Did you know there are cooling cabinets for your medicine and warming cabinets for your towels? These technologies are just the start; don’t get us started on what a $12,000 toilet can do. The smart home revolution is in full swing, and we’re thrilled that Reflectel’s bathroom Mirror TVs are part of this new wave of home luxury.
So, you want a full-length framed mirror television mounted on your bathroom wall? Or how about integrating one into your vanity? Reflectel knows how to conceal top-of-the-line technology in beautiful handcrafted frames. Let us know when you’re ready to take your bathroom to the next level.
For those eager to delve deeper, check out the following links:
Mirror TV's: https://www.reflectel.com/mirror-tv
TV Frames: https://www.reflectel.com/tv-frames
About Reflectel and Elizabeth Goldfeder:
Founded and led by Elizabeth Goldfeder, Reflectel boasts over 35 years of pioneering the fusion of design and technology. Elizabeth's vision and dedication have been instrumental in redefining the relationship between art and entertainment. Under her guidance, Reflectel's expertise has become more than just a statement; it's a testament to an unwavering commitment to excellence.