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Old 05-11-2010, 07:40 PM
 
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Anyone have an opinion on what would look better over an 8 ft counter top with double sinks? There is a light fixture over each sink. I am thinking maybe 2 mirrors with shelves/piece of artwork in the middle. Anyone have an opinion on whether this would be better or just one big mirror?
Thanks!
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I'm definitely on the side of the 2 separate mirrors. Putting an 8 ft. long mirror over the vanity screams "Welcome back to the 80's."
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:52 AM
 
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Definitely 2 mirrors!
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:59 AM
 
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I think two separate mirrors in frames is the "in" thing right now. That looks nice. However, if it is a small or dark bathroom, it may visually increase the space to have one big one. I like our one big one because everyone seems to congregate in our bathroom, and more people can use it that way. I have been thinking about adding a substantial frame around the whole thing though. That dresses it up a little (and gets it out of the 80's?) Best wishes.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses. I think we will do 2 mirrors. Next question-I found these mirrors at Lowes that go well with some of the tile accents we used in the shower. Our cabinets are dark brown. What do you think would look better the tiled mirrors or dark wood framed mirrors similar to the cabinets?

Shop allen + roth 36"H x 24"W Travertine Rectangular Framed Mirror at Lowes.com
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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If your bathroom has alot of warm accents and the travertine tile mirrors match your other tile accents really well, go for it! BUT (there's always a but) they don't seem very warm, like the dark wood may be. If you use the tile, make sure you have a lot of other warm accents, like big fluffy towels or a rug. I guess if you live in the South, the coolness would be a good thing. I'm always cold when I'm in my Northern bathroom.
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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As a general rule of thumb- woods should match.

Or go frameless! Use beveled glass with standoffs:
http://www.classicalstaircases.com.a...all-standoffs/
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:11 PM
 
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It's hard to tell without seeing what you're bathroom looks like. The mirrors need to work with the wood, countertop finish, light fixtures, wall colors, etc. Not to be a wet rag but I don't like that travertine-mirror thing. It looks like something out of the Flintstones. And is that real travertine, or some look-alike faux stone stuff?

I'm leaning towards 2 separate mirrors but hoping you'll post a picture. Two mirrors are very today, very sexy. Although 1 large mirror might work, adequately framed (no raw edges).
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I'd go with one large mirror; otherwise, you have to be directly over the sink to see into the mirror. That's not always practical.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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It's hard to tell without seeing what you're bathroom looks like. The mirrors need to work with the wood, countertop finish, light fixtures, wall colors, etc. Not to be a wet rag but I don't like that travertine-mirror thing. It looks like something out of the Flintstones. And is that real travertine, or some look-alike faux stone stuff?

I'm leaning towards 2 separate mirrors but hoping you'll post a picture. Two mirrors are very today, very sexy. Although 1 large mirror might work, adequately framed (no raw edges).

No that's funny. I like honest opinions. Thanks! Who knew mirror shopping was so hard?
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