Outer-space mirrors, those with a polished finish and without a frame, are ideal space-saving solutions for small to medium-sized homes. Available in a variety of styles, these mirrors are available in frameless, frosted, or framed mirrors. They are often found in hallways, bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. Besides, they are used in many living rooms to enhance privacy. There are many different types of these mirrors and it is best to identify the use before shopping for inner-space mirrors.
A popular choice among home buyers, polished edge ensuite mirror is ideal in areas that receive direct sunlight such as a bedroom, sitting room, or sun porch. They are usually available in either a frameless or framed style. They have smooth and polished edges. Most mirrored furniture has a slightly wavy edge when viewed from an angle. The polished edges provide a sophisticated modern look that adds a touch of elegance to any room.
Another type of furniture is those framed with safety vinyl. Made from durable clear safety vinyl, these bathroom mirrors are available in various frames with nozzles and magnifying lenses. These mirrors are available in various sizes and prices. They are perfect for any vanity with a polished finish such as a porcelain pedestal or marble countertop. They are made with a thick clear protective coating which makes them waterproof and scratch-resistant.
Pivoting framed mirrors are also a great addition to any modern designed rooms. These are available in various frames with nozzles and magnifying lenses at various magnifications. They can be used to enhance any room in the home. Besides, they are ideal for any room with a slight dip in the floor. The frame can be replaced with a frameless mirror to create an appealing focal point.
In addition to framed mirrors, you have other options such as unframed and semi-framed mirrors. Unfinished bathroom mirrors are available in various styles and sizes. Available in a variety of colors including gold, silver, champagne, and cream, they are very attractive in bathrooms. However, these are not available with polished edges. The polished finish helps to prevent scratches but many people prefer unsullied sharp-edged mirrors.
Semi-framed bathroom mirrors are another option available. Like the framed mirrors, these too come in a variety of designs and colors. However, the frame of these mirrors is slightly thinner than that of the framed mirrors. Therefore, they offer the same high quality and look without the worry of having to deal with sharp edges.
Glass is one of the most popular materials for bathroom mirrors. However, there are several disadvantages associated with using glass for these mirrors. Because of its fragility, breakage is quite common especially if the glass is not well-tempered or protected by frames or lenses.
The best material for a mirror is porcelain. Porcelain is an extremely strong material that offers high quality, long-lasting and durable mirrors. These mirrors can withstand extreme temperatures and are available in a variety of designs and colors. Due to the durability of porcelain mirrors, they are also the preferred choice when it comes to wall mounted bathroom fittings.
The best quality frames for porcelain mirrors are those that are made of solid wood, with very little or no frames. Wood frames are usually available only after special order and are costly. Frames made of steel or laminate are also a good choice but do not provide as much support or elegance as those of wooden frames.
If you are in the process of designing a bathroom, then it might be worthwhile to opt for porcelain instead of glass or steel. A major advantage offered by porcelain is its low cost. Also, porcelain has a high-quality finish and can be painted to match any color scheme. It also adds value to your home, because the price of such frames decreases every year.
Many retailers sell porcelain-built framed mirrors at good prices. Besides, a lot of stores that sell bathroom fittings, including some of those that sell porcelain mirrors, also sell high-quality mirrored furniture. These include cabinets and dressers. While buying furniture from a store may seem a little expensive, it is still much cheaper than getting them specially made. You can even find good quality furniture on sale during clearance or special offers.