Transform your Bathroom with a Mirror
The choice of Bathroom mirrors has increased significantly within the last decade, and there is now a variety of revolutionary mirrors in an extensive selection of designs. There are so many features to choose from; heated mirrors, magnifying mirrors, mirrors with lights, mirrors with clocks, radios and shaver sockets – the list is endless. So forget the standard bathroom mirror; it’s time to invest in a multipurpose reflective piece of technology.
As with anything, when there’s a lot of choice there’s also a lot of confusion around which model will best suit your bathroom. Read this comprehensive guide, featuring everything you need to know about every single type of modern, dual purpose bathroom mirror.
Even in this category there is a multitude of options for different bathrooms. Any mirrors fitted with lighting are practical and functional, making daily tasks such as applying make-up, shaving or hair styling easier. Some decorative mirrors with lights often act as a focal centrepiece of a bathroom, and many have additional features such as extra shelving or panelling.
Backlit Mirrors – when light is supplied behind the mirror, it is diffused evenly and creates the perfect lighting for task purposes. Using an overhead light, especially when there is no natural light in the room, causes shadows which is unhelpful when you need to make sure you look good in all types of lighting. Many of these backlit or illuminated mirrors use LED technology, which is energy efficient and safer than candlelight. They also have innovative features, such as flashing sequences, alternating colours or wave sensors to turn the lights on and off.
Illuminated mirrors are also perfect for creating an ambient light, to set a mellow mood in the bathroom to aid relaxation. These are ideal for unwinding in the bath, when the overhead light is too powerful and candlelight does not provide enough light.
Mirrors with Lights – these mirrors have a form of lighting fitted around or above the mirror rather than from behind. They are just as useful and functional for those bathroom tasks where you need to get up close and personal, but they can look more traditional and stylish than futuristic backlit mirrors. Many of these mirrors are designed to compliment other features of the bathroom, with white or wooden frames and extra storage features attached to the mirror.
Heated bathroom mirrors
While these mirrors can warm up those chilly grey mornings, they actually have a more clever purpose; they are anti-mist and condensation. There is nothing more irritating then getting out of the shower and having to wait fifteen or twenty minutes to be able to use the bathroom mirror. With a heated bathroom mirror, you will never have to deal with the steamed up nightmare, and many of these designs also have added features such as lighting or sensors.
If you still prefer a traditional, extending magnifying mirror for those personal tasks, you can still enjoy modern features. This range also includes lighted options, and mirrors with integrated clocks to make sure you don’t spend too much time in the bathroom getting ready.