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The Advantages Of Mirrored Closet Doors

By Edited Feb 28, 2014 0 0

Mirrored closet doors are a great option for any bedroom, whether it’s a small one or a big one. Everyone needs a mirror inside the bedroom – ladies and men as well. So, instead of taking another wall for the mirror, why not using the closet doors for that? If you have a very large closet, and the door occupy an entire wall, you should limit the mirror to one of the doors. But, if you have a small bedroom and a closet with just one or two doors, you can as well install all mirrored closet doors.

 Mirrored Closet Doors, The Special Touch Your Bedroom Needs

Mirrored closet doors bring luxury and a romantic atmosphere in your bedroom. If it’s a small room, they will give the impression of extra space and light. If it’s possible, you should install them on the wall against the window, to maximize the effect of the light falling on them. However, you don’t want to over do it with mirrored closet doors – you don’t want your home to look like a store from the mall. To avoid that, don’t cover a huge surface in mirrors. Limit yourself to one or two doors.

 Different Types Of Mirrored Closet Doors

When it comes to this type of doors you have many options. You can have the actual doors made of mirrors, with metal or wood framing. If you already have the closet doors installed and you just need a mirror, you can use the doors a support for it. Mirrors are pretty heavy – it’s a glass that’s thicker than regular glass. So, when you install them, make sure the framing is strong and reliable. Ask professionals to came and put them in place, since the large, heavy mirrored doors are very hard to maneuver. If you put a mirror on top of your existing closet doors, you should ask the vendor or the manufacturer about the weight of the mirror. The extra weight can make your closet door to stop functioning properly. This is why you should ask a technician to come and add supplementary hinges to your closet door.

 How To Maintain Mirrored Closet Doors

The good part about those doors is that they are very easy to maintain. All you have to do is cleaning them regularly, with the same type of cleaning products you use for windows or other shiny surfaces. However, you need to protect the back of those doors. If the reflective backing of the mirrors is scratched or damaged in any way, the mirrors will start having spots and blurry areas.

 You Can Install Mirrored Closet Doors In Your Bathroom Or In The Hallway

Generally, people tend to install those doors in the bedrooms. However, it’s not the only place from the house where you can use the, Think about the closets on the hallway, next to your entrance door. Usually, the halls don’t have enough natural light – some mirrors in there are a very good idea. Also, when you get out of the house, it’s very important to check how you look. A final peak in the mirror will help you see if your outfit and your hair are as they should. So, go with mirrored closet doors for the closets in the hallway. The bathroom is another place where you can try those doors. If you are lucky enough to have a small closet in the bathroom, then you should definitely go with mirrored closet doors. Not only they will make your bathroom look bigger, full of light and more elegant, but also you will have a very useful accessory, a large mirror, at your disposal.

 How To Pick The Right Framing For Mirrored Closet Doors

If it’s the bedroom, than you should go with wooden framing, preferably in the same color as the rest of the furniture. You can also match the framing for your closet doors with the flooring. Wood brings a touch of elegance and luxury in your bedroom. Make sure you don’t use, on wood, the same type of cleaning products you spray in the mirrors. Wood is very delicate material and it will lose the shine if you spray it with products containing alcohol. So, clean the framing first, with a product based on wax. Then, spray the glass cleaner on a cloth and use the cloth to clean the glass. This way, you’ll avoid the dangerous substances to damage the wood framing. For the bathroom, use aluminum or plastic framing, because they are not affected by water. 

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