Installing the Best Windows for Your Home

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Installing the Best Windows for Your Home

Your home is one of the greatest assets you can own or pass down to your children. One of the things I previously spent less on was my home's windows. But after losing money to unbelievably high winter and summer utility bills every year, I realized that I needed to buy better products for my home. I decided to install energy-efficient windows throughout my house. Now, my family spends the money we save on things we love to do instead of on high utility costs. If you want to learn about energy-efficient windows and how to search for the best products, read my blog. I'll show you how to get the most out of your hard-earned money.

3 Tips For Selecting A New Bathroom Mirror

The bathroom mirror serves more than just a functional purpose. It has decorative qualities that can help bring your bathroom to life. Therefore, it is important to carefully consider your choice before deciding on a bathroom. Here are some tips to help you find the right mirror for your bathroom.  

Measure Your Old Mirror

When it comes to selecting your new bathroom mirror, the size is important. If the mirror is too large, it could dwarf the rest of the room. If the mirror is too small, it could disappear among the other decorative touches. A good way to determine how big your new mirror needs to be is to measure the old one.  

If you want a larger mirror, you can use the old mirror's size as a guide. The old mirror can help you determine just how proportional a larger mirror would be.  

Create a Template

Mirrors are available in dozens of shapes and sizes. You can choose to stick to an oval or rectangle shape, but with the purchase of a new mirror, you have a chance to think outside of the box. Just buying an oddly shaped mirror is not the way to go, though. You need to test out the shape to determine if it will fit in with what you are envisioning.  

The easiest way to do that is to cut out different shapes on poster board. Place the board against the wall to determine how the mirror would look on the wall. You can even cut the mirror to the size that you want so you can double-check your sizing decision. 

Factor in the Functional Aspect of the Mirror

Since mirrors serve a decorative and functional purpose in your bathroom, you have to consider both in your decision making. A bathroom mirror can be an additional source of lighting and offer more storage space. If you do opt for a mirror with lighting, you will need to have your electrician hardwire it to ensure it is done properly. 

You do not have to opt for a bulky mirror to get more storage space. Modern mirrors include the storage in various ways, such as in a sunken design.  

Buying new mirrors is a simple way to update your bathroom. Consult with a home décor specialist at your local home improvement store or an interior designer to further explore your options for a new bathroom mirror.