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4 Tips For Choosing the Right Mirror For Your Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most used spaces in your house, so it definitely pays to spend some time thinking about its design. This is especially true when choosing a bathroom mirror. With so many factors to consider – size, style, shape and material for example – it can be tricky to choose the one that’s the perfect fit.

It’s important to consider your priorities and make sure that whatever you choose suits the decorating scheme of the whole bathroom. To help make this selection process a bit easier make sure you check out the following 4 tips for choosing the right mirror for your bathroom.

CONSIDER YOUR OPTIONS
There are a few main types of mirror to choose from, including:

  • A Framed Mirror: We provide aluminium framed mirrors in a range of finishes to match our Shower Screen frames to enable you to create a consistent colour scheme throughout your bathroom. These are typically installed using concealed mirror clips but there are other methods available if preferred.
  • A Frameless Mirror: Glazewell offer Frameless mirrors with either polished or bevelled edges, depending on your design & tastes. Polished edges will enable the maximum viewing area & provide a modern yet elegant look, while Bevelled edges create the appearance of a mirrored border and would generally provide a more classic look.

ASSESS THE SIZE

  • Length: This is generally determined by the size of your vanity countertop. Depending on the look you want to achieve, having the mirror extend the full width of the vanity will give the impression of maximum size and light, or alternatively you may want to have an even gap either side to make the mirror appear more of a feature.
  • Height: There are no hard-and-fast rules here, but generally speaking your bathroom mirror should be no taller than your vanity. This will help keep the look of the space well proportioned. We generally recommend lining the top of the mirror up with surrounding fixtures (eg. top of shower screen or bottom of window sill) to create the appearance of even, consistent lines.

SHAPE & STYLE
When it comes to bathroom mirrors, there are virtually endless choices as it comes down to personal preference and what type best suits the space you have, but it can sometimes be difficult to assess whether a mirror will work in your bathroom when you view it in a showroom or online.

We offer a free measure and quote service so you can have one of our representatives come to assess and advise all suitable options available, allowing you to make a more informed decision.

FUNCTIONALITY
Most important of all, having the mirror meet its design purpose is vital to ensuring the functionality of your bathroom. You may wish to consider how the lighting, both natural & artificial, may impact visibility in the mirror during both day & night conditions. Remember to factor in the different heights of intended users to avoid not being able to see much of themselves. Perhaps consider whether having 2 smaller mirrors over a double vanity would be more practical for those busy mornings when 2 people are trying to rush & get ready at the same time?

So if you’re looking for someone to supply the right mirror to help finish off your bathroom, we have the experience necessary to help you decide the best solution. Contact us today to find out more.