Mirror and/or medicine cabinet
Here's a photo of my hall bath now. Most everything is original, circa 1991. I will have to replace the mirror over the vanity, but I love its size and ability to expand and brighten the 5x10 bathroom. The medicine cabinet was added after we bought the house, mainly to give me a mirror on the side for doing my hair. The interior is useful. Being surface mounted in that spot has never looked good.
So, moving forward, I want a large mirror over the vanity, a single one, since there will just be one sink. The larger the better, ideally in the 48" wide range. If I keep a mirror over the vanity, I'll need a recessed medicine cabinet where the surface mounted one is. That's the easy part.
The hard part is the mirror. Everything ready-made is either too small, too expensive, or just wrong. I could get a custom mirror made at a glass shop, but if I don't have it framed ($$), won't it have to be attached with J-channel and/or clips?
I wonder if I'd be better off with a large medicine cabinet over the vanity, and not put anything on that little side wall.