How Much Do Mirrors Cost?

Typical Range:

$158 - $463

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Updated January 19, 2023

Reviewed by Andy Kilborn, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor.

Written by HomeAdvisor.

The price of mirrors can range between $158 and $463 with installation, with an average cost of $297. If you're paying for the cost to remodel a small bathroom, include mirror installation prices to your project total. Installing a mirror can range as high as $7,000, depending on the type of mirror, features, design, size, and labor. Unique edging needs the steady hand of a professional, and the look can add aesthetic appeal to your home.

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National Average $297
Typical Range $158 - $463
Low End - High End $70 - $840

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 1,645 HomeAdvisor members.

Mirror Installation Cost per Square Foot

How much are mirrors? Mirror installation costs between $6 and $20 per square foot, but prices will vary depending on the work involved. A lighted bathroom mirror might require an electrician, or you may need to call a local plumber should the mirror installation involve rerouting pipes. 

Professional mirror installers near you will typically charge between $50 and $150 per hour, though some pros might charge less, depending on the amount of work. Larger mirrors will require at least two people and likely a couple of hours to install.

Mirror Size in In. Mirror Type Average Cost Range for Installation (Material and Labor)
18 x 68 Bathroom door mirror $100 – $200
40 x 36 Dresser mirror $200 – $300
30 x 40 Framed mirror $250 – $350
36 x 36 Two-way mirror $300 – $500
48 x 30 Lighted mirror $400 – $600
40 x 32 Smart mirror $450 – $750
30 x 80 Mirrored closet doors $500 – $1,000
48 x 72 Wall mirrors $500 – $1,000
72 x 36 Mirror TV $1,000 – $1,500
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Bathroom Mirror Installation Costs

5 bathroom mirror types compared visually, including decorative, full-length, and pivot mirrors
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Bathroom mirror costs will vary based on the type of mirror you install. A 24-inch by 30-inch flat-mounted frameless mirror can cost $30 or around $90 professionally installed by a handyperson. A recessed or surface-mount frameless beveled bathroom medicine cabinet can cost $45 or about $110 professionally installed.

Bathroom Mirror Type Average Cost Range for Installation
Bathroom door mirror $100 – $200
Bathroom vanity mirror price $100 – $200
Decorative mirror $100 – $300
Pivot mirror $100 – $400
Medicine cabinet mirror $100 – $650
Full-length mirror $100 – $800
Floor mirror $100 – $800
Lighted vanity mirror $100 – $3,000
Wall mirror $100 – $5,000
Lighted mirror $200 – $2,500

Other Mirror Installation Costs 

Additional installation costs can include mounting hardware, bracing hardware, framing, and electrical work, depending on the type of mirror you want to install. Heavier mirrors will need additional hardware to ensure they stay secure. And if you're installing a mirror in a bathroom, you may need plumbing work should pipes interfere with the installation.

Factors That Influence Mirror Installation Costs

The mirror size, type, location, and installation can impact mirror installation costs. If your new mirror is part of bathroom remodel costs, the price can get rolled into the final estimate. It's good to have an idea of what each task will cost. Depending on the type of mirror, you could have a handyperson install it at a lower hourly cost than a mirror installation professional. 

Labor

Labor rates for mirror installation cost between $50 and $150 per hour, depending on the installation needs and the type of installer you choose. If you want to include lighting, you might need a local electrician, which costs between $50 and $100 per hour. You might also find a handyperson who can do the installation and the electrical work, but you'll want to ensure they're licensed. 

"To eliminate the impact of overpaying for a quick job due to the minimum charge, my customers often make a list of other tasks for me to complete to make sure they get the most value," says Andy Kilborn, Angi Expert Review Board member and owner of Andy's Handyman Service in Des Moines.

Shape

The shape of a mirror can impact the cost of installation. Special-shaped mirrors require careful cutting, polishing, and beveling. Square and rectangular mirrors will cost less than curved or unique-shaped mirrors, which need custom crafting since machines can't efficiently perform the cutting and polishing.

Framing

Framing a mirror or purchasing a framed mirror adds to the project price. The frame material can increase if using natural wood, like mahogany or bamboo. More opulent frames with curves will add to the expense, too. 

Thickness

A thicker mirror can mean higher quality because the thickness can reduce the possibility of distortion. A thicker mirror also means a more expensive mirror because it'll need more coating material. Mirrors with 1/4-inch thickness are considered to have the best quality.

Edging

A beveled mirror has slightly slanted or angled edges, which requires additional work. A beveled mirror can have a more elegant look and add visual appeal. The bevel can create a prism and a rainbow if viewed in certain conditions. A polished mirror has a level surface throughout and won’t cost as much because they don’t require as much work.  

Reinforcement

Mirror mounting hardware can cost between $10 and $30. Adding reinforcement for heavier mirrors can add to the mirror installation project. The reinforcement hardware can include brackets or plates you have to install evenly and properly to ensure the mirror won’t move. 

DIY vs. Hiring a Mirror Installation Pro

You can install a mirror on your own, depending on the size and your comfort with the task. Bigger and heavier mirrors will require at least two people for a safe installation, plus you have to make sure you have the right equipment and hardware. A handyperson near you can install a mirror in your home, and they'll know how to secure heavier mirrors safely. 

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FAQs

Do I have to replace the whole mirror or just the glass?

If your mirror needs recoating, mirror resilvering costs between $110 and $350. Otherwise, you can replace just the glass if your mirror has a frame. You can get a mirror cut at a home improvement store or cut it yourself with a glass cutting tool. If the damage is extensive, there’s a chance you’ll have to replace both the frame and the glass. 

What's the biggest mirror I can buy?

Mirrors come in nearly any size, with your local home improvement store usually having 48-inch by 72-inch mirrors for a home gym or dance studio. You can also buy custom-designed mirrors in whatever size fits your needs. Oversized mirrors often start at $1,000 or more, depending on the size and design. 

Why are mirrors expensive?

Mirrors are expensive because manufacturing them requires specialized machinery, such as a furnace that reaches ultra-high temperatures to produce molten glass, then a way to cool and form the glass. You cut mirrors with a diamond saw and coat them with metal to create a reflective surface. A silver-backed mirror also requires a chemical process, though most mirrors have an aluminum backing now. A framed mirror can also add to the price.

What should I look for in a good mirror?

To look for a quality mirror, consider its purity, flatness, thickness, and reflective coating on the glass. The glass purity can ensure a distortion-free reflection, and thicker glass can decrease the chances of distortion as well. The reflective coating makes a difference, and high-quality mirrors will have several thicker coats of reflective material, like tin-mercury, aluminum, or silver.