Mirrors are an important element of bathroom design that can completely alter the look of the room. Besides brightening the room, mirrors visually double room size. Mirrors clean easier than paint or wall paper. As a matter of fact, a mirror wall can be installed for about the same price as quality wall paper. A great benefit of mirrors is if you want to change the color of a couch or drapes, you DO NOT have to consider changing the wallpaper or paint. Your change is simply reflected.
In terms of functionality, bathroom mirrors are probably the most important mirrors in your home. A well-positioned mirror, with good quality lighting, is a must for styling your hair, putting on makeup or shaving. If your bathroom is small you might consider using wall mirrors to give the illusion of spaciousness.
One of the most important functions of mirrors is to reflect light, both natural and artificial. When reflecting a window, mirrors can bring the outdoors in.
Mirrors can be used to reflect a favorite object in the room, increasing its presence.
The style of the mirror, vanity and lighting should all match.
The vanity size will determine the size of the mirror. The mirror should not extend beyond the vanity over which it is hung. If side lights are used with the mirror, the outside edge of the lights can slightly exceed the vanity below.
When the vanity has two bowls, there are two ways to hang the mirror. Each sink can have its own mirror and side lights, or a single wall-to-wall mirror (perfect for a clean, contemporary look) can be used.
A popular trend for lighting is to hang a sconce directly on the mirror, an easy way to double the amount of light in the room.
My guess is that you are opening a new gym, just finishing with your construction build out and now it’s time for mirrors. Your mirror design is all personal preference. If you would prefer lots of narrow mirrors or if you like wide mirrors, we can provide them for you. When making your design decisions keep the access to your building in mind. You may have to adjust the height or width of the mirror to fit through an access opening. Other considerations include, J channel finish, whether or not you mount the mirrors above your receptacles or cut holes for the receptacles. Call us and we will help you with your design and install.
Vanity Mirror Removal
There is a growing trend of removing large vanity mirrors and replacing them with smaller accent mirrors, we are being asked to remove mirrors more frequently. Most mirrors can be removed in one piece without doing much damage to the drywall behind the mirror. Keep in mind that in most cases wherever mirror mastic was used to affix the mirror to the wall, drywall repairs will be needed. We provide mirrors to fit your frames and in some cases, we can cut your existing vanity mirror the fit your new application.
Mirrored Bevel Strips
Mirror bevel strips are a thing of the past. Designers are now going with either polished edge mirrors or beveled mirrors. In most cases ¾” to 1 ½” bevels are being ordered, however we can make bevel strips from ¼” TO 2 ½” if required. Bevel strips were heavily used in Scottsdale, Paraidse Valley and Phoenix over the years. We occassionally receive calls from owners that have had bevel stips coming loose. We can re secure the strips with minimal effort if required.