A Reflection of Taste
Bathroom mirror use and its functionality has changed radically over the past couple years, one aspect that has drawn design attention is the type of reflect or being used to personalize your space. In the past a bath mirror was simple, frameless and served one main purpose, that being, to provide a reflective surface to aid in personal hygiene. Now with the vast number of design choices , any homeowner can find a truly remarkable looking glass solution to add a personal and creative touch to their grooming space.
From simple medicine cabinets to decorative wall hung models or counter top and handheld mirrors to full length whole wall mirrors in your bathroom; Whether using this reflective surface to enhance natural lighting or using framed mirrors for decorative purposes, these accessories can be used to update the look of your washroom without having to remodel a whole lot.
With interesting home decor choices ranging from non-fogging mirrors with TV’s inside, large flat plate-glass surfaces, framed and designer mirrors of many shapes, sizes and reflective capability for the trendy homeowner, keeping it simple should be the objective of the remodeler.
The big setback is that choice can become a hectic marathon given the different dynamics of each component; properties such as its shape, size and whether or not it is frameless all have an impact on the surrounding chamber.
However, whether you are thinking about changing your vanity mirror or a way to optimize natural light with a large window and reflector you will find that all this and much more is possible with the many options that exist. The only thing that may stand in your way is knowing which type of addition is best suited for your type of dwelling.
Adjustable Wall Mounted Models
Modern dwellings that are built using new design ideas are often equipped with adjustable attachments instead of the traditional flat wall models . The base of these wall mounted mirrors is the only area that is attached to the wall and their tilt and adjustable horizontal and vertical features make it possible to manipulate and change the facade according to your personal preferences.
These are excellent choices for small bathing areas, but also for homeowners that want a more flexible approach to see their whole body and not just their face. The height is also adjustable making them the ideal optical accessory in the bathroom for children and even adults of varying heights.
Another advantage that sets these adjustable wall hung attachments apart from other typical fittings such as full body length floor mirrors is their space saving properties. This handy feature makes it possible to still highlight wall decorations when this ornament is pulled away off to the side in an unobtrusive manner.
Fixed Bath Mirrors
These stationary embellishments are often seen in the more traditional home. They are generally fixed into the wall and can leave perforation marks when they are removed. These wall mounted mirrors are popular among those that want their cabinets to store things instead of buying additional bathroom accessories to accomplish this.
The most modern designs that are present on the market can range from lighting at the sides of the bathroom door with just one panel door or different panel doors designed according to different shapes.
These types of bath mirrors can be installed in just about any type of washroom; however, care has to be taken to ensure that the mirror is not bigger than the furniture under it. When this simple rule in obeyed then design proportions are maintained so your accessory does not to overwhelm the room.
Fixed reflective fixtures can also be found in designer models, illuminated supplemental mirrors and even trendy mirror cabinets. Shapes generally vary from angled, rectangular, circular and even oval.
Versatile Floor Furniture
Bathroom floor mirrors are large looking glasses that make it easy to view just about any part of your body once they are angled correctly as in the case of cheval glass. They can either be fixed, adjustable and in some cases they are portable as well. Furniture is generally not placed under these types of bath mirrors and as such they are better suited for large master baths given the space that they occupy and also the needed necessity to find space to install accessories for storage.
There are, however, those that come with built in storage facilities that can be easily accessed once the reflective facade is pulled away. It is also possible to find this type of product in varied shapes and sizes.
Bath mirrors are being seen as more than just reflective surfaces used for grooming by modern homeowners. They are known to create the illusion of making a small space look larger and also in providing extra lighting in dim, poorly lit chambers.
Whether you are thinking about remodeling or changing a few bathroom accessories knowing the final look that you want and your overall design objectives are crucial to ensure that you get a styles that can jazz up your ready-room with a new decorative bath mirror.