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How to Choose the Right Mirror for Your Bathroom

It doesn’t matter if you are remodelling your bathroom or just updating some of the fixtures that you currently have, knowing how to shop for the latest items and understanding what parts of the project can make the biggest difference in your overall decor makes the entire process successful.

One of the easiest ways to upgrade your bathroom is to change the mirror that you have for a different style that has some lighting that comes with it. You can choose decorative or simple models that complement your interior design and provide you with functionality in a beautiful package. It’s also economical to purchase a mirror that coordinates with the lighting fixtures that you already have and the vanity that is in place in this special room of your home. Let’s look at some steps for making sure that you buy the right mirror for your bathroom remodelling project.

  1. You’ll need to measure the space that you have available for a mirror; be sure to write it down so that you can share this information with the specialist when you are ready to order the mirror. Measure both the height and width that’s available on the wall where you want to hang the mirror. It will look more professionally done if you leave about two inches on either side of the mirror and place it at least ten to fifteen centimetres from your ceiling.
  2. Before you even begin to shop, be sure to set a budget so that you’ll get a mirror that you really can afford. You’re going to see some styles that you really love but if you can’t afford them, you should avoid even considering them. By having a budget in place and sharing this with your lighting specialist, you can only review the models within your range and can be more confident in your purchase.
  3. Remember the purpose of the mirror that you’re buying so that you’ll get exactly what you want and need. If you’ll be shaving or applying makeup in front of the mirror, be sure to give special consideration to the lighting that comes with your mirror. Having lights that are placed directly in front of your face will be more advantageous than lighting that comes from behind you or over your head; you want to avoid shadows caused by poor lighting.
  4. Shop around to see all of the styles that are available with today’s new finishes and lighting accompaniments. You’ll want to visit the website so that you can review the special features and lighting that adds an ambiance to your entire bathroom. Lighting can set the tone for that relaxing bath or can provide you with an excellent view of your foundation before you leave for work so be attentive in your choices.

It’s always a good idea to become familiar with the products that interest you; be sure to read reviews of mirrors and discuss your questions and concerns with professionals before you make your final decision. You should also explore return options and warranties before you make a purchase.

Finding the right mirror for your bathroom will be a great deal of fun as you work to upgrade this very special room of your home. 

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