With the arrival of winter, many people are starting to tackle little projects around the house, such as installing new light fixtures, replacing old kitchen appliances or redecorating and painting bathrooms. If the bathroom is on your to-do list this winter, there are many things you can do to create a whole new look. From big things like new flooring and sinks, to painting and adding new fixtures, to simply adding bath mirrors to make the room feel more open, there are many options.
Sometimes, starting small is a good idea, to get a better feel for what you might like to do. In this case new bathroom mirrors are a good choice, as mirrors are often used to brighten a room and make it feel more open, a definite bonus for small bathrooms, a large mirror will be particularly good at this. There are two fairly quick and easy options for adding a vanity mirror to your bathroom; hanging a frameless mirror, or hanging a framed mirror. The right type for your bathroom is going to depend on the existing decor or on the new look you are going for, depending on what your goals are.
If you are hanging a frameless mirror, you’ll need to either buy one that comes in a kit, or purchase hanging clips from a hardware store. If you’ve purchased your vanity mirror in a kit, carefully read the directions that came with the kit, follow them exactly in order to make sure that you install everything correctly. If your mirror didn’t come with clips, then decide where you would like your mirror to hang, and while holding the mirror in place, have someone assist you in making sure the mirror is level. When it is level and in the right place put a mark at each corner. Remove the mirror, screw your clips into the appropriate place, and then place your mirror in the clips.
If you are installing a framed bathroom mirror, they often come with picture wire, and are fairly simple to hang. Place your mirror where you would like it to be, make sure that it is level, and mark the top two corners. Your picture hook will go halfway in between these two marks. To determine the correct vertical position for your picture hook, take the picture wire in the center and pull it up as far as it goes. Measure the distance between the top of the wire and the top of the vanity mirror frame, and then measure down that exact distance from the top of the corner marks you already made. Screw in your picture hook, and hang your vanity mirror.