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How Do You Install a Large Wall Mirror? – Advance Tips

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Materials

  • Mirrors panel

Description

Having mirrors within the modern houses is a common trend today. Mirrors are considered to introduce a new comfortable environment for both homes and commercial spaces. Many homeowners prefer using large wall mirrors for the improvement of their personal space. In many houses that use modern mirrors, interior designers put in a lot of work to ensure the mirrors complement the theme of the entire house. Ideally, the mirrors may be placed in any part of the house depending on the preferences of the owner. When they are placed in spaces such as a home bar or corridors, they create an attractive space. Different designs which include fixing small octagonal mirrors together are incorporated. The complexity of the designs may however, result in more expenses for homeowners. When installing the mirrors within a personal or commercial space, the aspect of the available budget should be considered. The owner should not go beyond their financial capabilities s it will only strain them. Instead, they should opt to install mirrors that are within their budgets. Frameless mirrors are the most trendy in contemporary housing. However, it does not mean that every person should opt to install the frameless designs. Relating to this, large wall mirrors are becoming popular due to the vibrancy and trendy look they bring to a home space. 

Cost
5 hoursDifficultyHard

Step 1: Basic Tips On Installing A Large Wall Mirror

Installing a large wall mirror within a home space can be challenging. Individuals who like doing things by themselves without the instruction of technicians may find it challenging to hang the large wall mirrors. However, if one has to do it alone, there are basic tips that should be observed to create a perfect outlook of the newly created space.

Step 2: Wear Gloves

Heavy gloves are used in the installation of any mirrors. The heavy gloves as a protective layer for the individuals installing the large wall mirrors. Without gloves, there is a higher risk of being injured or damaging the glass. To avoid this, the person installing should ensure they have heavy gloves that cannot be easily torn by the glass surface. Large wall mirrors may be heavy and slight mishandling could result to complete damage through cracking or shuttering. The safety of the people assisting in the installation should also be considered by providing them with heavy gloves to handle the large wall mirrors.

Step 3: Choose The Right Position

Before installing large wall mirrors within the home or commercial space, considering the actual position that it should be installed is an important factor. It is conventional that placing the mirrors in locations where there is enough light makes it more reflective and shiny. This is what makes the house to stand out and creates a unique outlook. Ideally, when installing the large wall mirrors, it is recommended that the wall should be slightly larger than the mirror. This allows for enough room for the mirror to be perfectly installed. Without enough room, there could be problems experiencing in fitting the mirrors in the right position. In addition to this, installing the mirror on surfaces that are clean makes it stand out. It is therefore recommended that the walls on which the large mirrors are to be installed should be well cleaned. Cleaning should be done using a soft cloth so that the wall is not damaged before the installation. If possible, the mirror should be opposite the position that has enough light. Without enough light falling on the mirror surface, the will be a problem with maintaining an elegant and comfort within the area it is installed.

Step 4: Have The Necessary Equipment

Installation of the large wall mirrors does not require too many movements. Having all the necessary tools within reach at all times is recommended. Using wrong tools for the process of installation could damage the mirror which is a loss to the homeowner in the long run. If no expert is involved, then the installer should have sufficient knowledge of all the tools that are required so that there are no unwanted damages during the installation.

Step 5: The type of mounting to be used

There are two commonly used mounting techniques when it comes to large wall mirrors. The first one is the use of adhesives and the second entails using wall brackets. The former is more preferred by owners of contemporary houses than the latter. This is because they make the mirrors to appear flawless as compared to those with brackets. Ideally, when brackets are used, they may protrude from the edges of the mirror which may interfere with the design that a homeowner requires. Despite the technique of using adhesives being popular, there is the risk of damaging walls when removal of the glass is required. The adhesives are more permanent, and when a change in the location of the mirror is required, it may leave the wall significantly damaged. This mostly happens in commercial spaces. To avoid this, individuals within commercial spaces should opt to use brackets for the large wall mirror installations instead of adhesives.

Step 6: Utilizing Assistance

Utilizing the assistance of family members during installation can be a game changer. They can be helpful in taking measurements of the large wall mirrors or ensuring that they are properly aligned. Installing them alone may compromise on their alignment and may also injure the persons installing them. It is essential to always consider using the available help within the home area. If there is no help available, professionals knowledgeable in installing large wall mirrors should be contracted. With just the right skills and professionalism, and availability of the required tools, installing the large wall mirrors can be easy. However, there should be more professionalism in ensuring that there is a high level of accuracy so that the newly created spaces can have an attractive look in the long run.

Step 7: Why large wall mirrors?

There are myriad reasons why the large wall mirrors are preferred to smaller mirrors. The rising popularity in modern homes may be due to the ease of installation or the trendiness that is introduced by having glassy walls. The following are the primary reasons why many homeowners today prefer having large wall mirrors within the homes compared to other small sized mirrors.

Step 8: They Give An Illusion Of More Space

Having larger spaces within a room in a home can be comfortable. The installation of large wall mirrors has been to enable the creation of an illusion of larger spaces. This is a reason why gyms use large wall mirrors to create an illusion of ore space. When a room in an apartment is smaller, installing the large wall mirrors can be the best option so that the open space available can be reflected to create an illusion of a larger space. In addition to this, the mirrors can be used to broaden narrow hallways. This is done by installing the large wall mirrors side by side along the walls of the hallway. Due to repetitive reflections, the hallways then appear to be less cramped.

Step 9: Mirrors Make A Statement Within A Home

Conventionally, large pieces of art are known to make a home look unique. Also, particular colors can create a comfortable environment within a home that creates a statement. Mirrors have introduced a new dimension in the interior décor. When mirrors are used in a home, they tend to create a uniqueness that makes a statement. This is a reason many homeowners in luxurious houses prefer having the large wall mirrors compared to painting their walls with colors. In the future, the large wall mirrors will transform interior décor such that every home will have more glass than other construction and decorative materials. 

Step 10: Increase Rooms Appeal

When installing the large wall mirrors, it is recommended that they should reflect on other decorative elements within a room. Homeowners should avoid placing the mirrors at the opposite side of empty spaces. The mirrors should be utilized to help people to identify other decorative features within a room. For instance, a mirror should focus on reflecting a flower vase or a wild painting rather than an empty couch. This would help in creating an attractive and appealing room in the long run.

Step 11: Helps In Maintaining Security

In commercial spaces, large wall mirrors are used to maintain high levels of security. Ideally, when the mirrors are placed on walls that reflect on the products on selves, the security guards can identify any suspicious activities. This is why many commercial shop owners have changed from using convex to using large wall mirrors to enhance security. When selecting large wall mirrors, it is essential for all homeowners to ensure they understand the basics of installation that help to be the best out of them. With poor installations, creating a living area that is comfortable would be difficult. Precision and professionalism should be maintained to ensure there is a better environment created by the interior designers or homeowners. Consultations should also be done by the homeowners before they decide on the actual designs of mirrors they would like to use for their walls.

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