Large Bathroom Mirrors can really make a room look larger than it is and can compliment the style and design of the modern bathroom. Framing these larger mirrors come 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 on your beveled mirror.
Because your new frame will adhere to your mirror, you will lose the bevel, but gain more updated style and elegance. If you have a bevel, please avoid frames less than 3″ width though. Please inform us on your order when your mirror is beveled. If you are in doubt please call our customer support team at 800-311-2163 or 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 angles 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 cut into the middle of a mirror 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 our 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 installing 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 800-311-2163 or 951-296-1303 during PST business times and we can help figure out a resolution for you.
Large Bathroom Frame Orders over 90”
Bathroom mirrors requiring a frame larger than 90″ on any side are considered oversized for shipping and will incur additional shipping fees to your order. These shipments will incur additional handling fees when shipped through any carrier, fees adding up to sometimes more than the cost of the frame itself. Splicing the frame is an option that we use when a frame is needed that 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 of the high shipping costs: Let’s take a frame that is 102” x 42” that is not spliced, it would require a box that is 112” x 5” x 5”. Shipping the frame via FedEx Ground (our standard shipping option, and lowest cost) would cost $618.89 retail (based on July 2021 rates) to ship to the East Coast. The same frame, shipped spliced, could be sent in two – 72” x 5” x 5” boxes, at a total rate of $102.36.. that is a $516.53 difference!
Most of our frames can be easily spliced without much visible evidence, but installation can be a little trickier, but I think you can agree it would be well worth the savings.
Call our customer service at 800-311-2163 or 951-296-1303 to get more information on splicing vs additional shipping cost for your individual job.
Do Frameless Mirrors Look Cheap?
Frameless mirrors don’t look cheap, but 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 to your bathroom. You can always include additional features like LED lights or a Bluetooth speaker to your bathroom, 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 of functional furniture 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 or a 60inch, double sink, luxury, large mirror vanity combo. This not only pleases the eye, but it leaves room for shelving or frames around the sides of the mirror for decoration, design, or storage.