Hi - we have a 106" wide closet currently with three wooden sliders (each 3') and I am thinking of replacing them with mirror doors. My home is older (50's) and there is no wall space in this bedroom for hanging a dressing mirror - so I figured why not change the doors -? I would go with heavy beveled edge glass - not the inexpensive plastic framed doors of the past... what do you tink - mistake or not?
All opinions welcome. ps - it's not ahuge room - but it has two walls of window and a wall of dresser - so this is almost a full wall of mirror - across from the windows - so it would bounce lots of light!
My living room window is 110" so I have a pretty good idea of the size you are working with and that is a large area. Personally, I would not like that much mirror but if you like it, go for it!
I saw this done to wood doors and it creates the look of "french doors".
Annie, I LOVE that take on a French door so thanks for posting it.
Regarding 9feet of mirrored closet doors, I too think it's a bit much. It's personal opinion though. Can you mount a framed mirror on the back of the entry door? Another option and one I have is to have a standing mirror if floor space allows.
We designed and built our present home 27 years ago. Our master has a whole wall of sliding mirrored doors...not particularly fashionable these days, but I wouldn't change them now as they make the bedroom APPEAR much larger than it is and as they are opposite another wall of windows...the light reflects giving the room a very spacious feel.
i have a full length mirror on the inside of closet doors - One that i can stand far enough back to get a good look at me from head to toe.
I suppose it is personal taste - but I would not want to see myself in a mirror everywhere i turned, so a wall of mirrors wouldn't be my cup of tea.
I would be concerned about proportional space... 9' isn't bad if your wall is at least double that length. Love the idea of being able to bounce light around though. I think Annie's post is something to inspire you... the benefits of mirror tempered with classic doors. I am just taken with those.
I say go for it. I had a tiny 710 sq ft house with mirror sliders on th hall closet and they were great for 'adding' expansiveness to the place. Like you, it was the only place for a full length mirror.
After a while you don't even notice them or yourself in them all the time.This message has been edited. Last edited by: wendek,
i'm glad you're not skimping on the mirrors...what i might do is find a glass showroom and look at a larger set to see if you'd be overwhelmed...
I LOVE the ones that I have!!!
Mirrors are not currently the trend but as soon as everyone has taken them down, the pendulum will swing and they will be de rigeur again.
I don't care for the look myself. If that is what works for you--go ahead. If that is what will make you happy- go for it. It is not a difficult thing to change down the road if you needed to sell and buyers didn't like it.
My closets have mirror framless folding doors and look GREAT!!!!
We did something similar to the picture posted. We just got the mirror tiles and put those on the wood doors with trim and stuff. I looks nice. I like it better than a huge solid mirror door.
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