Large Bathroom Mirrors can really make a room look larger than it is and compliments the style and design of the modern bathroom. Framing these larger mirrors comes with some unique challenges though.
In this guide we will walk through common framing issues with large bathroom mirrors, and how we can help you overcome them!
There must be a flat, un-beveled part of your mirror in order for the frame to adhere properly, but as long as the bevel on your mirror is less than 1″ wide, our frames can work with your beveled mirror.
Because your new frame will adhere to your mirror, you will lose the bevel, but gain style and elegance. If you have a bevel please avoid frames less than 3″ width. Please inform us on your order when your mirror is beveled. If you are in doubt please call our customer support team at 951-296-1303.
Bi-fold & Tri-fold Mirrors
As often the case in large bathrooms, there will be multiple walls with a mirror on them. One wall behind the vanity will have a large bathroom mirror, with one or two walls at an angle off to the left, right, or both sides of the main wall, these set-ups are referred to as bi-fold (with 2 mirrors) or tri-fold (with 3 mirrors) mirror set-ups.
Bi-fold & tri-fold mirrors orders require special attention as the measurements have to be exact, cut at the proper angle and can be framed in several different ways.
Let’s take a tri-fold set-up for instance, you could frame all 3 sections to look as one complete frame, and one long mirror covering all three sections or you could frame each mirror separately, giving you 3 different mirrors. There is little difference in cost to you, but the visual differences can change the look of your bathroom dramatically.
With either of these installations, it is very helpful to email us a picture of your mirror set-up so that we can help you with measuring properly for your new frame(s). The choice of a single or multiple frames is up to you.
To help in ordering a frame for either of these applications, download & print the Bi-fold or Tri-fold order slips and email pictures to our customer service team, and one of our representatives will call you to discuss details on how to measure as well as pricing.
Mirrors with Outlet & Rosettes
Mirrors with electrical outlets, light switches or rosettes present a special challenge as well. For the best options and quicker service, please take a few pictures of the outlet, switch or rosettes and email them to customer service team and one of our representatives will call you to discuss details on measurements as well as pricing.
Mirrors with Medicine Cabinets, Overhanging Lights & Towel Bars
Obstacles like medicine cabinets, towel bars & low overhanging lights that are close to your mirror can create a challenge to install a frame, but it is not impossible. This is where obtaining a sample of your favorite style frame can be helpful.
Taking your sample, you can slide it around the edge of your mirror to see if any obstacles will prevent you from installing a MirrorChic frame. If you think there will be a problem, give our customer service a call at 951-296-1303 PST and we can help figure out a resolution for you.
Large Bathroom Frame Orders over 90”
Bathroom Mirrors larger than 90″ on any side are considered oversized for shipping and will incur additional shipping fees to your order.
Frames longer than 90″ will incur additional handling fees when shipped through any carrier, fees adding up to more than the cost of the frame itself. Splicing the frame is an option that we use when a frame is longer than what our available frame material is. We can also splice a frame in order to save you money on the shipping cost.
An example; when shipping, by FedEx Ground, a 102” Width x 42” Height frame that is un-spliced, it will be shipped in a box that is 108” x 4” x 4”, with a weight of 12 pounds, it will cost $219.38 (based on May 2019 rates). The same frame, shipped spliced, can be sent in two – 72” x 4” x 4” boxes, at a total rate of $78.80.. that is over $140 difference!
Most of our frames can be easily spliced without much visible evidence, but installation can be a little trickier.
Call our customer service at 951-296-1303 PST to get more information on splicing vs additional shipping cost.
Do Frameless Mirrors Look Cheap?
Frameless mirrors don’t look cheap, they are standard and thus, boring. A framed mirror, especially a large one, is a nice way to add a bit of character and personality into your bathroom. You can always include additional features like LED lights or a Bluetooth speaker, but that’s up to your personal preference.
A frameless mirror does have the benefit of being less expensive, but in many cases fails to draw the eye. A large framed mirror can turn a boring bathroom piece into the focal point of the room, or put the finishing touch on your bathroom remodel!
Can a Bathroom Mirror Be Too Big?
Generally, a bathroom mirror should be a few inches narrower than the vanity that it is hung above. This is true of both a small, 24inch one person sink and 60inch, double sink luxury large mirror vanity combos. This not only suits the eye better, but it leaves room for shelving or frames around the sides of the mirror for decoration, design, or storage.