Tips for Choosing a Bathroom Mirror

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A bathroom is incomplete without a mirror. It is an important home accessory to have. Aside from its practicability of reflecting the viewer and areas of the room, a bathroom mirror can serve different purposes. If you have a small bathroom, a big mirror can become your ally in making it look larger than it actually is. When placed adjacent to a window, it will bounce off light within the confines of the bathroom, lessening your need to turn on the lights. A mirror can also be decorative since it can complement the style of a bathroom.

When buying a bathroom mirror, there are several things you should consider to get the perfect one. It is an investment and you should get your money’s worth. Here are tips to take with you when deciding which bathroom mirror to purchase:

Tip #1 Get the right measurements. Check the space where you will place the mirror. Use a tape measure to get the accurate dimensions. Usually, mirrors in the store look smaller so it’s wise to have the correct measurements with you when you go mirror shopping.

Tip #2 Think about the mirror frame. The design of the frame can echo the current theme of your bathroom. Consider how the mirror will affect the overall aesthetics of the room. Visit online shops such as MirrorLot to see contemporary and modern frames at the convenience of your own home.

Tip #3 Give some space. A bathroom wall mirror should be mounted with 2-4 inches of space between the edge of the mirror and the vanity. Choose a mirror that is not wider than the vanity area. Leave 4-6 inches of wall space between the mirror and the ceiling. The center the mirror should be about 5 feet off the ground. This is the standard height of hanging a wall mirror.

Tip #4 Consider the purpose of the mirror. People buy mirrors for a variety of reasons. If you only want to have something to provide reflection, get a simple mirror. If you want to make a statement even in the bathroom, then get a large mirror with an ornate frame.

Tip # 5 Don’t be intimidated with big mirrors. A big beautiful mirror can instantly transform the look of a room. It can maximize the style of your bathroom and provide a wider space to reflect, you wouldn’t need to turn here and there just to see your overall reflection.

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