Bathroom mirror has electrical plug in it

aanjApril 9, 2013

In two bathrooms, the builder placed an electrical outlet in the mirror.

I want to replace my plain builder's mirrors with nice framed mirrors but this poses a problem. I suppose I would need to get an electrician to move the plug. Or could keep the mirror as is, then just frame the existing mirror with the plug left in place.
So, would a plug in the mirror bother you? They did put a mirror colored outlet switch, but still.

Should I go the expense of calling an electrician to move the plug?

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palimpsest

Is it the only outlet available for the vanity? If so, I would move it.

If you have another outlet available you could removed the receptacle, cap off the wires and put a blank plate on the junction box and hang mirrors over it. The box would still be accessible.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 10:21AM
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aanj

In one bathroom,there is another plug.

In the master bath, there are three different areas of counter space. There are His and her sinks that each have a plug nearby, the third area is the makeup counter vanity area. That is the one with the plug in the mirror, there is no other accessible plug and it's on the opposite side of the bathroom.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 10:36AM
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Olychick

do you need to use anything electrical at your make up counter? if not, then just cap it like Pal suggests. If you need it, then really only you can decide which look you prefer.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 11:32AM
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brickeyee

"do you need to use anything electrical at your make up counter? "

You are required to have a receptacle adjacent to the sink by the electric code.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 12:53PM
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aanj

There is NO sink at the makeup counter.
I DO use the plug there when I blow dry and flat iron my hair.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 2:53PM
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aanj

Still not sure what to do.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 3:19PM
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nhbaskets

I lived with a plug in our master bath mirror for 18 years until we just remodeled last year. Used it everyday for my blow dryer. If it bothers you, I'd move it. Ours is now located on the side of the vanity out of sight.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 3:54PM
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