When my first child had an accident at home, I realised we hadn't childproofed the house as well as we could have. Thankfully, they were fine, but I learned my lesson and began a thorough inspection of my home and garden. I got to work addressing the various hazards we had overlooked, and I started this blog to help other parents think objectively about the hazards in their own homes. I post about a variety of topics, such as pool safety, choosing a safe garden fence, storing medication and cleaning products, window and door locks and kitchen safety for kids. I hope you find my blog useful and informative.
If you're buying a mirror for your home, you might be thinking of one that you can hang on the wall, or the floor-standing one that comes on a stand, which can be angled. But there's an alternative: have a mirrored finish on a piece of furniture. This can enhance its function. Taking this approach has particular benefits in the bedroom and the bathroom, perhaps the two places where you use a mirror the most.
Mirrored wardrobe doors
By having mirrored wardrobe doors, you can save wall space in your bedroom, because you will not need to hang a mirror. Instead, you can leave the wallpaper pattern visible or hang a painting. If you have a fitted wardrobe that goes across the length of an entire wall, a mirrored finish to the doors will give the impression that the room is much larger. It will also enhance the room's lighting. Both are important considerations in a small bedroom.
You will also have a truly full-length mirror that you won't need to adjust on a stand – and it will be wide. If you are going out for a special occasion with your partner, you can both get ready at the same time and check your evening dress or suit without having to stand in an awkward position.
If you have a large bedroom and you feel that an entirely mirrored surface across the wall creates the illusion of too much space, why not have one wardrobe door with a mirror finish, and the other with a wood finish?
Mirrored shower screens
Having a mirrored shower screen is great if you have a small bathroom that doesn't have sufficient wall space to hang a mirror. The screen doubles as your mirror.
If you do already have a separate bathroom mirror, the screen will provide a useful second mirror, which will enable you to check the back of your head, to make sure you have styled your hair to your satisfaction. You can also check the back of your clothing for stray hairs or stains, which you might not have noticed while you were getting dressed.
A mirrored shower screen also provides you with extra privacy and dignity. If you were to forget to lock the door and someone walked into the bathroom while you were in the shower, you would still be visible through a normal glass screen – but with a mirrored surface, you would be hidden.
For more information, contact a company like Supreme Shower Screens.