When buying a decorative bathroom mirror, you need to combine both function and style. Most people don’t put much thought before they buy a bathroom mirror. Some even think it’s all about getting into bathroom showrooms and grabbing a mirror on the way out. Actually, you need to consider a number of factors when selecting the ideal mirror for your bathroom. These factors include size, placement, style and budget. The following tips will make to make the shopping process easier for you.
Think about size and location
Before heading to a mirror store, you need to decide on the size and placement of your mirror in the bathroom. Most people prefer placing their mirrors above the bathroom vanity or the sink although, you have the option to place it anywhere you please. Put in consideration the aesthetic appeal the mirror will add to your bathroom before choosing a location.
To determine the width of your mirror, you need to measure the width of your vanity. Ensure that the width of the mirror measures up to the width of the vanity or make it smaller. Never let the width of the mirror surpass the width of your vanity. To determine height of your mirror, make sure that it is placed 4 to 6 inches below the ceiling. However, you need to consider the height of the people who will be using the mirror. Make sure the mirror is placed a few inches above the sink to avoid a backsplash.
Decide on style
You need to decide on the style of decorative mirror you want. If you are looking to go with a contemporary look, choose the frameless mirrors. Frameless mirrors need to be glued on the wall to hold firmly. You also have the option of going traditional by framing your mirror. If you choose to go with a framed mirror, make sure that the framing material goes well with the rest of your bathroom décor. Framed mirrors are easier to hang and are less labor intensive.
Choose thin frames to create a modern look. Thick mirror frames tend to be more ornate and richer. To make your bathroom mirror stand out, create a custom frame. To add more storage space in your bathroom, you can have your mirror installed on a medicine cabinet. You can make your mirror look futuristic by installing backlit LED borders.
Buying your mirror
With so many mirror styles to choose from, you need to first work on how much you intend to spend on a mirror. This will help you narrow down your choices and ensure you don’t overspend. The more accessorized the mirror is, the more expensive it will be.
Once you have a budget for your mirror, head to a mirror store and ask a professional to help you choose the right one. Don’t forget to carry your measurements to ensure you get the right size. If you are more confident about your decision, you can buy your mirror online. Make sure that you get the dimensions right before placing an order. Buying mirrors online is cheaper than visiting an actual store.
Before buying a decorative mirror, consider quality more than appearance. A high quality mirror can withstand steaming and should be water repellent. Also make sure the decorations on the mirror will not limit you when cleaning. Buy absorbent paper towels to clean your mirror. You can also buy polish to make sure that your bathroom mirror stays clean and spotless at all times. You need to frequently clean your bathroom mirrors otherwise, they lose luster and become blurry with time. Do not be tempted to buy a mirror that requires more maintenance than you can provide.
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