Vanity Mirror Design Trends to Keep an Eye On

Just as many people stay up-to-date on kitchen, bedroom, and living room design trends, homeowners should research current bathroom trends. In 2019, there are several different trends that you should keep your eye on, especially if you are building a new home or upgrading your current bathroom. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass focuses on vanity mirror design trends for 2019 that you might look into if you are renovating your bathroom.

Full-Length Bathroom Mirrors

One of the fastest-growing vanity mirror trends on the market today is the full-length bathroom mirror. Full-length vanity mirrors are perfect for bathrooms with multiple vanities because it is more aesthetically pleasing than two mirrors. If you have room on your wall for a full-length mirror, this can also save you money by only installing one large mirror rather than two smaller ones when you have multiple vanities. One step below a fully mirrored wall, a full-length mirror is a beautiful addition to any renovated or new bathroom.

Sleek Vanity Mirrors

Bathrooms and homes in general tap into minimalistic design trends in 2019 that carried over from 2018. For that reason, sleeker vanity mirrors are peaking in popularity and bringing a variety of options to the table. These mirrors typically take up less space than other, bigger mirror options and also provide that sleek, minimalistic style that so many homeowners are looking for. You can go with vanity mirrors that are sleek in stature or design, with frameless double mirrors a standard option in modern bathrooms.

Another design option for this style trend is a circle or custom cut shaped mirrors that offer the same sleek look in a different shape. Rather than ordinary rectangles or squares, go for vanity mirrors that have angled corners.

Antique Mirrors

While minimalism and modernism are growing bathroom design trends, antique mirrors are also increasing in popularity. Antique vanity mirrors can bring an elegant touch to your bathroom if you want a Victorian look in your bathroom. You can go with an antique mirror with a gold, silver, or bronze frame, depending on what color scheme you are working with.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for More Information

If you are renovating your bathroom or building a new home, you will need a vanity mirror of some sort. For more information on what types of mirrors Ryan’s all-glass provides, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

Why Custom Glass Is Perfect for Your Home

If you own your home, there is a good chance that you will, at some point, sell it and move into another home. When it comes time to sell your home, you want it to have increased in value from when you first bought it. So, how can you accomplish this goal?

A great way to increase home value is by investing in renovations and additions to your home, which may be as extensive as a complete remodel or as simple as adding a custom glass feature. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass will look at why a custom glass piece is a good value for your home.

Custom Glass Looks Better

Plain and simple, custom glass pieces look better than ordinary glass pieces. The single biggest benefit of a custom piece is the aesthetic improvement that it will provide for your home. Regardless of the size or scope of the project, customizing the materials will improve the aesthetic appeal of the final results. Better yet, you can customize a wide variety of features, from small things like mirrors to large scale projects like cabinets or bars.

Custom Pieces Add Value

The best way to improve the value of your home is to update your design. This can be tricky because trends change often, so it’s important to keep those trends in mind when adding custom glass. The master bathroom and the kitchen are among the rooms that will have the biggest impact on a buyer being interested in your home, and custom glass features can be a great selling point. Pieces like custom shower doors, vanity mirrors, or cabinets will make your home stand out from the rest.

Custom Glass Makes Renovations Easier

One of the most difficult aspects of major renovations or updates is lining out the dimensions. When it comes to kitchens or bathrooms, you only have a certain amount of space. Particularly with bathrooms, you lose space when you are forced to use standardized glass features for your vanity or shower. However, with custom glass pieces, you have more flexibility and you can open up space more easily.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for More Tips

If you are renovating or updating your home, custom glass features are always a great addition. For more information on what Ryan’s all-glass has to offer, get in touch with us at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

How to Keep Your Vanity Mirrors Clean

Vanity mirror being cleaned

Your vanity mirror is most likely the centerpiece of your bathroom. When it comes to the appearance of your bathroom, it is important to keep your glass features clean, and your mirrors should be a top priority. However, cleaning glass can be trickier than people think. Most of us have cleaned a mirror or glass feature, only to come back 10 minutes later and see streaks or smudges. Ryan’s all-glass wants to give you some tips to avoid those pitfalls. In today’s blog post, we will take a look at how you can keep your vanity mirrors clean.

Avoid Common Mistakes

Before you get started cleaning your vanity mirrors, you should know about the materials and techniques that don’t work. Here are some of the most common mistakes made with mirror cleaning:

  • Using the wrong towel or cloth
  • Using a cleaner that is not for windows or mirrors specifically
  • Allowing residue to build up for weeks and months at a time

These mistakes are often the difference between a shiny, like-new vanity mirror and one with smudges and stains. Using the wrong towel or cloth is arguably the most common error. Many people like to wipe down mirrors with a towel post-shower when the mirrors are steamed up, but this can lead to streaks. Using the wrong cleaner will also fail to create a great shine.

Use the Right Tools and Techniques

The most important aspect of glass cleaning, in general, is using the right tools and techniques. You will need the right cloth, ideally a microfiber cloth. However, if you are in a pinch, you should use a strong paper towel instead of a shower towel or washcloth. You will also need the right cleaner, specifically a glass cleaner. Ryan’s sells glass cleaner in our show room. These cleaners are designed to loosen and dissolve stains and debris without streaking. They will also keep your mirror clearer, with a like-new shine. If you are in a pinch, you can use a white vinegar and water solution instead of store-bought glass cleaners.

Your technique also matters when cleaning a vanity mirror. You will want to avoid over-applying the glass cleaner, which can lead to streaking and dripping. Utilize a z-motion with your cloth as you wipe. With this motion, you will slide the rag from the top left corner of the mirror to the top right corner and then back to the left side at a slight angle, working your way down.

Clean Your Vanity Mirrors Regularly

The right tools and techniques only work if you are cleaning your vanity mirror regularly. The longer you wait to clean your mirror, the more difficult it will be to remove stains and debris. If you wait too long, some of those stains can become permanent or require professional help. Cleaning your mirrors after using the sink also helps avoid the black marks mirrors get after years of water exposure. Maintaining your mirror will help it last for years to come.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for More Glass Maintenance Help

If you need glass maintenance tips, Ryan’s all-glass wants to help. For more information on what we can do for you, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

What Size Vanity Mirror Should You Buy?

Large vanity mirror

The vanity mirror is an important design element during a redesign or renovation of your bathroom. Aside from your shower, the vanity will be the feature piece in your bathroom, so making the right decision is crucial. However, it can be difficult finding a mirror that is the right style and size for your bathroom. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass takes a look at how to choose the perfect vanity mirror size for your bathroom.

What Sizes Are There?

The size of your vanity mirror will come down to whether or not you will be looking for a custom mirror or a traditional mirror. If you are looking for a customized mirror, sizing will be much easier. You will just need to decide what style you are looking for and how much room you have and go from there. However, if you aren’t looking for a custom-sized mirror, you’ll have to look at the traditional sizes.

The most common vanity mirrors will have widths of 20-25 inches. Anything under 20 inches is fairly uncommon and typically used as shower or wall mirrors. While 20-25 inch mirrors are the most common, 25-35 inch vanity mirrors are a great choice as well.

Single Or Double Vanity?

The sizing of your vanity mirrors will depend primarily on this question. If you just have one person regularly occupying your bathroom, there is no real need for double vanities. However, if you have a spouse or significant other sharing your bathroom, the decision becomes more complicated. Going with a single mirror will mean you’ll need a larger mirror, such as a wall-to-wall mirror. If you decide to go with double vanity mirrors, you can choose smaller sizes with more custom design features.

What Style Do You Want?

Style will also play a big factor in your sizing decision. One of the biggest design decisions you’ll make is one we have already talked about. Do you want single or double mirrors? If you go with double, you’ll have more flexibility stylistically. You will have other factors to consider as well, such as framed or frameless mirrors, mounting options, and mirror shapes.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass For More Information

If you are renovating your bathroom and looking for vanity mirrors, Ryan’s all-glass can help. For more information on our offerings, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.