Shower Mirror For Shaving – Today, we have a little tutorial for our shower shaving buddies out there. I know not everyone’s a shower shaver, but for those of you who are, I have a quick tip for you. This is going to be about how to mount an extendable shave mirror. So pay attention. First of all, there’s nothing like a shaving or extendable shaving mirror. Once you have one and use one, there’s no going back. Double-sided, typically, one with a magnified side and one with a regular run-about mirror side. The only problem is they’re not fog free, but to get around that, I recommend just buffing some toothpaste in there or some shaving soap with a towel. And that should keep you fog free for a week or two.
But it’s really not that bad. You can always just splash water on them, and they stay relatively fog-free. And they are really, really cheap if you have IKEA near you. If there’s an IKEA, go there. For probably about $5, you can bring home one of these mirrors. And again, for the shower shavers, we’re always looking for a nice mirror. We don’t have many options out there. And typically, they are the plastic mirrors that bend and warp and look like something from a carnival. Not too useful. These are my favorite type– the extendable shower mirror. So how do we mount this in the shower? Typically, we have a shower stall made out of fiberglass or marble or something of the sort.
And you’re not going to want to drill into that, especially if you think of moving out or selling your house at some point. So I’ve got a little work around. And what you will need– this is just an add-on, assuming you already have a shower shave station. The best ones– well, I have a few articles on my blog about how to make one of those– but what I use is a shower caddy just cut to the chase. It’s a corner-mounted shower caddy, and you’ll see in this video. And we’re just going to build off of that using pipe U-Bolts. That’s right. Typically, the shower caddy mounts the pole mounts are about 1/2 an inch, inch thick, somewhere around there. So I choose to use what are called 1/2 inch pipe U-Bolts.
They’re number 304 at Lowe’s. But you can find them at any hardware store. These are your friends, and these will make the job super easy. So let’s take a read at our post. Here is an example of my setup. As you can see, extendable mirror. Got lots of positioning I can do, which is great when shaving. Want to get up close and whatnot. Here are the U-Bolts, one and two. There’s a closer look at them. Now see how the bracket is holding the mount of the mirror in place or the base of the mirror– and this is the U-Bolt. So let’s just flip that over. There we go. And that would go over the base of the mirror and around the 1-inch pole of the shower caddy. Simple as that, folks. Make it happen. That is how to mount an extendable shaving mirror in your shower.