Monday, May 7, 2012

How to Choose the Best Mirror for Your Bathroom Vanity




Randy Ritzenthaler, owner of R Squared Renovations in Dallas Texas explains how to select the appropriate sized bathroom mirror for your bathroom vanity .


Read on for a few pointers on sizing mirrors, vanities, and light fixtures. Getting them all to work together and look great is very simple.


A couple rules of thumb, when you have a small vanity, for instance, a single sink up to about 30 inches, your mirror and light fixtures could be just a few inches narrower then the vanity itself. Just work to keep everything in proportion. The mirror and the light fixture can almost be the exact same width. Generally you’ll find something about 24 to 30 inches wide you can find a light fixture that would be somewhere in the same ballpark.


When you get into a larger vanity say five feet, even if it’s just a single sink 5 foot vanity, a good rule of thumb is to have your mirror roughly two thirds the size of the vanity. The light fixture could also be a little smaller then the mirror. Proportionately you could go two thirds the size of the vanity for the mirror, and two thirds the size of the mirror for the light fixture.


When you get into larger double sink vanities, you have to make the decision if you want to go with two mirrors and two light fixtures or one large mirror and one large light fixture, generally you want to put two light fixtures up though, one centered over each sink bowl on the vanity.


You can take the information from a single vanity and apply it to a large double just use the same proportions to keep everything in sync and looking great.


If you have mirrors that you are dividing you’d like to have equal space on both sides of the mirrors and usually about half the width of the mirror in between the two.


Just a few things to help you make a decision on lights, mirrors, and vanities.


This article is provided by Unique Vanities. For more information or other questions visithttp://www.uniquevanities.com or email: uniquevanities@msn.com .

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