Mirrors have been used as a decorative accent in home interiors for a long time. They add a reflective quality and can make a room feel lighter and brighter and even more expansive. Let’s explore the use of a mirror within cabinetry as a creative alternative to regular clear glass.

Interior design with neutral colors and trendy mirror decor.

Interior design by Studio M Interiors, Minnesota.

Mirror used within cabinetry doors (behind mullions or simply in place of a glass door) is another wonderful way to add light and reflectivity within a kitchen. For many homeowners, glass or mullion doors don’t hide what is stored behind the doors, but a mirror gives the look and feel of glass and yet hides the cabinet interior.

A close up image of mirror cabinet doors in with an industrial floating shelf in a modern kitchen design featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry featuring the “Bronze” Mirror insert.

Adding Mirror to Bathroom Cabinetry

Mirror has an obvious use and function within a bathroom and can add an additional place to get ready in the morning, or near a closet, it provides an additional place to get dressed. Adding mirrors to bathroom cabinetry or to the back of a bathroom cabinet helps expand that functionality while also helping make the bathroom feel more expansive. Shown below are several beautiful bathroom examples with mirrored cabinetry by Dura Supreme.

A stunning all white master bathroom with beautiful mullion cabinet doors with mirror glass inserts.

Dura Supreme master bathroom design by Michels Homes, Minnesota. Photography by Landmark Photography.

Light to Medium stained bathroom vanity and linen cabinet with an X pattern mullion door with a tall mirror glass insert in the cabinet door.

Dura Supreme bathroom featuring the Mullion Pattern #10 door with a Standard Mirror insert.

The upper cabinets use mirror to create the look of a glass accent door without the hassel of having to keep what's behind the cabinet neat and tidy. Dura Supreme master bathroom design by Michels Homes, Minnesota. Photography by Landmark Photography.

The upper cabinets use mirror to create the look of a glass accent door without the hassel of having to keep what’s behind the cabinet neat and tidy. Dura Supreme master bathroom design by Michels Homes, Minnesota. Photography by Landmark Photography.

Dark gray bathroom furniture and vanity cabinets with delicate mullion cabinet doors with a dark gray mirror cabinet door insert.

Dura Supreme bathroom featuring the Mullion Pattern #13 door with a Gray Mirror insert.

A double sink vanity with a tall tower in the center dividing the two spaces. The countertop sitting cabinets feature elegant mirrored cabinet doors and mullion designs.

Dura Supreme design by Langs Kitchen & Bath, Inc., Pennsylvania. Photography by Linda McManus.

A master bathroom with double vanities featuring a tall freestanding linen cabinet with a mirror in the back of the cabinetry.

This Dura Supreme linen cabinet uses a mirror at the back of the cabinetry to beautifully display the items on the open shelves and give an airy feeling to the room.

The small cabinet above the toilet in this bathroom uses mirror to help reflect more light from the small bathroom window throughout the space. Dura Supreme design by Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair, Wisconsin. Photography by Ryan Hainey.

The small cabinet above the toilet in this bathroom uses mirror to help reflect more light from the small bathroom window throughout the space. Dura Supreme design by Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair, Wisconsin. Photography by Ryan Hainey.

A wintery gray and white bathroom design with a leaded glass mirror cabinet door.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry with a Leaded Glass pattern #20 door with Standard Mirror insert.

Incorporating Mirrors in the Kitchen

In the kitchen, a mirror can be used within a cabinet door, or as a backsplash, or in the back of a cabinet. Shown below are several great examples with Dura Supreme Cabinetry for using mirrors within the kitchen.

A white painted kitchen design with mullion cabinet doors and antique mirror glass insert.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry design by Megan Dent, AKBD of Studio M Kitchen & Bath, Minnesota.

A bright white and reflective kitchen design with antique mirror cabinet doors.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry design by Megan Dent, AKBD of Studio M Kitchen & Bath, Minnesota.

A light natural stained kitchen remodel with a white wood hood and trendy mirrored backspalsh is a bright and fresh design.

The mirrored backspalsh creates a fresh and airy look in this Dura Supreme kitchen designed by Stephanie Frees of Plain & Posh Distinctive Cabinet Designs, Illinois. Photography by Picture Perfect House.

A straight on view of the kitchen remodel with light stained wood cabinets, white countertops, white painted wood hood, and dramatic mirror backsplash.

Dura Supreme kitchen designed by Stephanie Frees of Plain & Posh Distinctive Cabinet Designs, Illinois. Photography by Picture Perfect House.

A modern industrial styled kitchen design with pipe floating shelves for spices, dark stained cabinets, and decorative bronze mirror cabinet doors.

Industrial styled Dura Supreme kitchen design featuring the “Bronze” Mirror insert.

These kitchens both incorporated mirror mullion door appliance panels to create hidden refrigerators with a decorative furniture style.

A grand kitchen design with mullion cabinet doors and a refrigerator with mirrored mullion doors to match the decorative cabinet doors. Dura Supreme kitchen design by Aaron Mauk of Mauk Cabinets by Design, Ohio.

Dura Supreme kitchen design by Aaron Mauk of Mauk Cabinets by Design, Ohio.

A grand kitchen design with mullion cabinet doors and a refrigerator with mirrored mullion doors to match the decorative cabinet doors. Dura Supreme kitchen design by Aaron Mauk of Mauk Cabinets by Design, Ohio.

A stunning white and bright kitchen design with mirror cabinet door panels with an X pattern on the refrigerator.

Dura Supreme design featuring Antique Mirror by Nanci Marsman of Standale Interiors, Michigan.

Mirrored cabinets with an X mullion cabinet door pattern. Mirrors on a large kitchen appliance, a kitchen fridge.

Dura Supreme design by Nanci Marsman of Standale Interiors, Michigan.

A refrigerator with mirrored cabinet appliance panels. Close up of the large kitchen appliance with cabinetry paneling.

Dura Supreme design by Nanci Marsman of Standale Interiors, Michigan.

Expanding a Small or Dark Room with Reflections

Small, dark, and/or narrow spaces like entryways, basements, home offices, etc. can benefit from mirrored design elements.

An entryway hall tree with a a large mirror to make the space feel larger and provide a space to double check your appearance before you leave the house.

This entry way features a mirror built into the Dura Supreme Hall Tree.

Mirrors can be used to help expand natural light further into a home or to help a room feel larger then it actually is. Like this hallway that is centered toward the middle of the home. With the reflective cabinets, the natural light from the kitchen window bounces additional light into this hallway space making the walkway feel brighter and inviting.

A beautiful hallway with a wet bar, mirrored cabinet inserts, and a barrel ceiling design.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry design by Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair, LLC., Wisconsin. Photography by Ryan Hainey.

This basement uses a mirrored backsplash to bounce the reflection of the detailed Moroccan lighting to create a beautiful lighting effect to the space. The mirror also helps the windowless basement feel more spacious.

A home bar basement remodel with dark green cabinets and a mirror backsplash to bounce the decorative light patterns of the Moroccan pendant lights.

Dura Supreme design by Mike Galba of Premier Cabinet Designs (a division of Wholesale Plumbing Supply Co.)

Floating shelves between 2 cabinets with a mirror backspalsh behind to reflect a beautiful light pattern. It makes this basement entertainment room feel like a nightclub.

Dura Supreme design by Mike Galba of Premier Cabinet Designs (a division of Wholesale Plumbing Supply Co.)

How will you use mirrors in your next interior design project?

Dura Supreme wet bar featuring mirror as a backsplash and at the foot-space of the bar seating space.

Dura Supreme wet bar featuring mirror as a backsplash and at the foot-space………………

Mandi Juskiewicz is the Marketing Communications Coordinator for Dura Supreme Cabinetry with 15+ years of experience in graphic design, web design, multi-media communications, photography, and social media technology.  Her accolades include the distinction of being named Kitchen Cabinetry Marketing Specialist of the Year 2019 in the 2019 Content Creator Awards held by CV Magazine and achiever of the Houzz Influencer Award. Her role at Dura Supreme allows her to curate the “best of the best” designs, cutting edge products and fabulously functional Dura Supreme kitchens across the country and feature them here for inspiration and design ideas!

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