Some things in life are purchases; others are investments. The amount of time we spend choosing a cake to eat in a cafe, for example, is likely to be a lot less than the amount of time we spend selecting a house to purchase and live in. But, where do the necessary, everyday items –…
Some things in life are purchases; others are investments. The amount of time we spend choosing a cake to eat in a cafe, for example, is likely to be a lot less than the amount of time we spend selecting a house to purchase and live in. But, where do the necessary, everyday items – such as mirrors – fit into the equation?
Well, at Osborn Glass, we like to think of good quality mirrors as an investment, and we think you should too. After all, your mirror is going to be on display in your own home; you should take pride in it. You, your family, friends and guests are likely to use the mirror several times a day, if not more. Do you want any old thing? The mirrors that adorn the walls of your home should be given the same level of respect and consideration in the purchasing process as any other part of the rooms’ furniture. So, with that in mind, what are the most important things to remember when investing your time and money into buying a new mirror?
Whether you’re going for a simple, clean-cut mirror design to suit your home, or are looking for something a bit different – such as antique or coloured mirrors – it’s imperative that you insist on high quality. Ensure that the glass has no inconsistencies and that it does not distort a reflection. You should also consider the thickness of the mirror: the recommended thickness being ¼. Finally, be sure to investigate the silvering of the mirror: high-quality mirrors have a thick coating of silvering.
Before purchasing your mirror, consider the space it will be in. Make sure to measure the area and ensure that the mirror you buy will fit adequately in its designated space. If the mirror is too big, it may either look too imposing in the room or the worst-case scenario – it won’t fit on the wall at all. Conversely, if the mirror is too small, it won’t make much of an impact and may become lost amongst the rest of the room’s interior decor.
Take your time to peruse the options available to you. As we’ve said before, a mirror is an investment as opposed to a purchase. It will likely be displayed in your home or business for years to come and will be used frequently by various people several times a day, every day. The mirror itself, and its accompanying frame can say a lot about you and your personality. Whether you want to be bold, classic, adventurous or quirky – there’s bound to be the perfect mirror out there that will suit your needs.
For any help in choosing the right mirror for you, get in touch with us at Osborn Glass today.