Courtyard Residence BathContemporary Bathroom, Boston
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1. In front of a window. Mirrors are a necessity for any morning routine, and mounting them in window casings is a great way to free up wall space. If your bathroom layout doesn’t lend itself to expansion, fitting in a larger shower or a freestanding tub and shower isn’t always possible. But opening up the room to a more creative layout like mounting the mirrors on a window wall frees up wall space to allow for a potentially better room configuration. For example, If your vanity area and shower are on the same wall, you couldn’t expand the shower without shrinking the vanity. However, moving the vanity to a wall with windows might free up space to incorporate a larger shower area and still allow for keeping the vanity storage space. Works best with: All styles.Pros: This is a great solution for rooms with limited wall space. It also allows for a more ideal room layout. Plus, it’s a creative way to dress up the average window.Cons: It’s hard to find mirror-mounting hardware, and your mirror size could be limited depending on your window size.
Layered Windows Mirrors. Here’s a look I recently enjoyed while visiting the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver: mirrors layered over bathroom windows. It creates a resort feel but is practical and can be re-created at home.Hanging a mirror in the window (either on a picture wire or by fixed metal supports) fills in the window enough to create a sense of privacy while still allowing light to filter in. For more privacy simply cover the exposed glass with translucent film.Using a mirror this way allows you to move the vanity to areas you didn’t think possible. Imagine the floor plans you could create with your sink in front of a window.