Monday, May 7, 2018

8 Mirror Types for a Fantastic Kitchen Backsplash

Mirror was used everywhere in the house in the 1980s. Today it's making a strong comeback on kitchen backsplashes. Today's mirror treatments are so varied that it's easy to find a style that can work in your home. From traditional to antiqued, mirror can add light, space and bling. Take a look at some of these fantastic mirrored backsplashes to see if one will fit into your kitchen's design.

Smoked. If you want your kitchen to make a stronger statement, use smoked-glass mirror instead of traditional silver mirror. Smoked glass has more of a dark bronze or black cast to it. It's usually the same price but has a very different, dramatic look.

 The mirrored backsplash in this kitchen is simple, straightforward and stylish. A standard mirror has been applied along the countertop all the way to the bottom of the upper cabinets. Mirrored electrical outlet covers add a final touch for a cohesive look.

Antique. Mirror can be treated and aged to look antique, for a unique kitchen accent. Here the aged mirror backsplash has a darker hue and a worn finish.

Subway tile. Subway tile has a classic look that's become hugely popular. But if you'd like to go beyond basic white, mirrored tile could be the style you're looking for. In this photo the mirror is secondary, since the tile lines create a textured focal point. This homeowner also took the mirror all the way to the ceiling, doubling the kitchen's visual space.

If you have a more traditional kitchen (or butler's pantry, like in this photo), you can take the contemporary spin off a mirror by putting a frame around it. Have your contractor space the framing symmetrically, then paint or stain it in your cabinet color and simply apply the mirror inside the frame.

Mosaic tile. Ramp up any kitchen design with mirrored mosaic tiles (tiles that are 1 inch by 1 inch) to create texture and pizzazz. Don't worry, you won't have to place each and every tile onto your backsplash. These tiny tiles come on mesh backing for easy installation.

Partial. If you would like to try a mirrored backsplash but are a wary of going overboard, start out small. This designer added a mirror just behind the range. While it's sure to show some stains, a standard mirrored surface is easy to wipe clean after meal prep.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Outdoor mirrors. Why not?

If you think that mirrors can be used only in the apartment, cafe, gym, so to say indoors, it is not like this at all. We, at Custom mirrors, can assure you that you can use mirrors outdoors as well.
Outdoor mirrors are a great addition to any garden but they’re especially useful in small courtyard gardens on roof terraces and balconies. Increasing a sense of space and reflecting light in more shady corners, a well placed mirror can add a new dimension to a garden.

Here are some pieces of advice of how to use and how to choose the mirrors:
  • use small round mirrors to achieve a window-like effect into another world
  • get your mirror to blend in surrounded by foliage
  • consider what you will be reflecting – don’t place your mirror opposite a wall with drain pipes or air ducts, but try to reflect the leafy interest in your garden
  • use full length mirrors to create the illusion of a garden beyond
  • don’t place mirrors too high up or anywhere they are likely to impact bird flight
  • don’t use mirrors in hot countries where they are likely to become a fire hazard

Just follow these easy rules and contact us at Custom Mirrors to get more information!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

12 Bathroom Mirror Ideas for Every Style

The finishing touch to any bathroom is the perfect mirror. But if your vanity is looking a little lackluster, it may be time for some new bathroom mirror ideas. The good news is that there's a mirror for every style, whether you have a sleek, contemporary space or a more elegant and traditional bathroom. Peruse these bathroom mirror ideas to find the perfect piece and add some sparkle and shine to your morning routine.

Double Mirrors

A double vanity calls for two mirrors. Hang one above each sink to add symmetry to space. You can also hang two mirrors over a long single sink vanity to give the wall more impact without mirroring the whole thing.

Mirrored Wall

Overwhelmed by different sizes, shapes, and frames? Skip the decisions and mirror the entire wall! Bonus: Your tiny bathroom will feel bigger and brighter as a result.

Round Mirrors

A round mirror is a classic choice for a bathroom and can soften the sharp angles in contemporary spaces. Opt for a modern hanging style or choose a round mirror with an eye-catching frame.

Antique Mirrors

Mirrors are one of those pieces that look better with age. Skip the fresh-from-the-factory piece and find a vintage or antique mirror that's full of history, charm, and a few beautiful imperfections.

Minimalist Mirrors

For contemporary bathrooms, you'll want a mirror that fits with the streamlined design. Go for a basic shape that's frameless or has just a slim border.

Mix-and-Match Mirrors

You're not limited to one shape or size of the mirror. Try mixing and matching different mirrors above a double vanity to give the space a bit of personality.

Ornate Mirrors

For a look that’s over-the-top glamorous, choose an ornate mirror with a sparkling frame. You can also play with scale and go for an oversize style.

Mirror on Mirror

If you can't get enough sparkle, try doubling up. Layer a mirror on top of a mirrored wall for a look with depth.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

The Benefits of Adding Bathroom Mirrors to Counters and Cupboards

Bathroom mirrors may be the most important aspect of a bathroom for reasons that everything to do with how you want to see yourself. While size and placement of a mirror will determine that, what about the psychological impact of having mirrors in more than just on bathroom walls? Not everyone is fortunate enough to own a bathroom that could be designated an alternate living room. You may be one who lives in a smaller house or apartment who feels claustrophobic in your tiny bathroom.

Yes, some bathrooms can be so small that you can barely turn around in them. But have you ever thought about what it would look like in there if you placed mirrors on your countertops or bathroom cupboards?  While we provide many different items made of glass, we're always designing custom projects for our clients to help give them the psychological feel of more space.

The Illusion of More Space in a Small Bathroom

While some may merely hang mirrors on all four walls of their bathrooms to make space look bigger, adding mirrors to your cupboard doors can add more stylization that's different from the ordinary. The reason is that it reflects light at different angles, hence making it easier to light up the area. Plus, with decorative possibilities on the cupboard doors, you can customize the mirrors with different designs to make it look more artful. This can include etched glass, something we do often.

When it comes to mirrors on your bathroom countertops, you can bring the same oblique angle function of reflecting light. You also give the illusion of more depth on those counter spaces by reflecting the ceiling. If you have the mirrors aimed toward a window bringing in natural light, a stubbornly dark bathroom can suddenly turn into a bright and cheerful area.

Contact us here at Custom Mirrors so we can work with you on customized mirrors for your bathroom. Since many people spend as much time in the bathroom as they do their kitchen, we want you to make your bathroom (or any room in your house) feel more vibrant with the power of glass and mirrors.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Pros and cons of sandblasted glass etching and glass acid etching:

As with any product both sandblasted frosted glass and acid frosted glass have their benefits and disadvantages.
  • A pro to sandblasting is that you can are pretty much guaranteed good quality etching and it will be completed within a decent amount of time. Also, designs are readily available and can be more detailed.
  • A con to sandblasting is the glass is more likely to leave fingerprint marks which do require a bit more maintenance when it comes to cleaning.

Acid Etching
  • A pro to acid etched glass is that unlike sandblasted glass it is low-maintenance and less likely to leave fingerprint marks.
  • A con to acid etched glass is that it is not readily available due to the fact that the acid used is hazardous and often has to be produced overseas. Acid etching is also limited in custom designs.

There you have it. You’ve learned about the process of glass etching, the appearance of it, and even it’s advantages and disadvantages. So which is better? Well, that’s up to you to decide.
Contact us and we'll provide you with the information you are interested in!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Mirrors in the Hallway

In the small apartments and houses mirror is a practical element that visually enhances the space. It is the most commonly used detail in the hall as for aesthetic and functional reasons.
When it comes home decoration, hallways are the first impression that someone gets when entering your place. For this reason, you must do what it takes to leave a good one. Adding statement decorative pieces is one great way to add a “wow effect” in your entrance. For example, mirrors work perfectly in a hallway because they are an excellent decorative element and they are very practical as well.
To avoid narrowing of the small space, you should avoid large pieces of furniture.
Instead of one large mirror, you can play with combining more mirrors of the same shape and different dimensions.
Any mirror can make the hallway look larger if it will be located on the right place, as it accentuates art work, and still work as an everyday mirror. Hanging a large wall mirror in the hall makes a small, dark area feel more spacious and bright.
Frameless mirrors are often square and simple, an understated option that works in most spaces. We, at Custom Mirrors are offering you custom sizes and shapes, along with different edge and corner finish.

Do not hesitate to contact us to get more information!

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Antique Mirror is Back

Most of us stand in before a mirror each day, searching for a sense of reality.
The same reflector that we grow to trust, is the object that artists have used to manipulate the mind in powerful ways. A clever use of a mirror can make a room look larger, make an object appear as though it's floating, or make a space go from dark to light. Get a dose of some magical mirror trickery in this week's roundup.

 Each mirror is completely unique and gently aged to fit your specific needs.
 We sell to homeowners, designers, architects, and contractors for all types of applicants.  We can customize the mirrors to fit your needs.
  Whether designing a feature wall, creating a kitchen splash back, or inserting into wardrobe doors or furniture, we offer a range of antique mirror glass styles and designs to suit.

Typical projects include private residences, bars, restaurants, hotels, and retail outlets.

We also offer an expanding portfolio of limited-edition artworks and designs using both plain and antiqued mirror glass.

 Designed and made in-house by our experts.  We aim to provide an efficient and friendly service to all our customers.     Each unique piece is subtly distressed, aged & antiqued to suit your requirements.  Our bespoke services cover every aspect of your commission from creation to installation.
 We carry a variety of beautiful, colored antique glass for your different preferences

We offer different types of Antique Mirrors with exotic colors and patterns.
 We have worked with numerous clients  to custom cut and install one of  a kind pieces.  Our method of making glass consists of varying the regularity of metallic deposits.
 In addition to its decorative effect, the antique mirror creates a gentle and softened reflection, which contributes pleasantly to interior light levels.

For more information on our Antique Mirrors please contact CUSTOM MIRRORS at: (646) 736-7636

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Custom Made Bathroom Mirror

If you want to replace the mirror in your bathroom or want to add a new one custom made mirror, in order to add the details - you’ve found the company which will help you. We know that for some, mirrors fill a need and to others they are a piece of home decoration. But definitely, for everyone mirrors have a place in the home.
Bathroom Mirror
We at Custom Mirrors can design and fabricate any size, shape or color mirror to meet your individual needs. Whether beveled, chipped, sandblasted or etched, mirrors can be created to fit your personal style for a new application or to replace an existing mirror.
The mirror is a very good solution for most bathroom, as it requires no maintenance and is very easy to clean.   Our company can provide custom mirrors that will increase the beauty of your home, especially bathroom, while giving it a unique look. The variety of shapes, sizes and mounting options will add that special touch to your residence.

If you have the vision of what you want, we can make it happen. If not - we’ll help you to create your own, unique design.

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Friday, March 9, 2018


We stock a variety of types of mirror, including silver, bronze, blue, grey, peach, gold, one-way as well as antique effect. 4 and 6mm thicknesses are stocked, all available cut to size and made to measure. 

Our mirror may be ‘safety backed’ – by the application of a foil layer – to reduce the risks if it should break.  Mirror itself may not be toughened – the glass has to be toughened and then silvered, which is a much more costly process.

We cut mirror to size to match your requirements, from your measurement or template. We can usually offer a while you wait service.  Delivery and installation are available.

As with glass, mirror edges may simply be left as cut (‘clean cut’); arissed – where the edges are simply smoothed off; polished – where the edges ground by machine leaving a small angle between the edge and the flat surface.  We can also bevel the edges, drill holes, make notches and cut-outs, as well as painting and sandblasting.

We stock de-misting mirror heating pads for bathroom mirrors, supply mirrors for wardrobe doors, feature mirrors, bathroom mirrors, mirror adhesives and fittings.

Mirror features and benefits

  • Custom made to suit your requirements 
  • Bespoke installation services
  • Etched designs to incorporate company branding
  • Coloured 4mm and 6mm mirrors

Please contact us with your enquiries - Telephone (646) 736-7636

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Add Style to your Home - Choose Mirrored Wall

Mirrored walls are great variant for a small rooms, as they have the ability of making a room seem bigger. They almost double the space and add depth to a room, so there is no need to add some other details. The versatility of mirrored walls makes them suitable for any type of room. The main advantage of the mirror wall is the airy and spacious look.

Custom made mirror panels are creating an interesting focal point. For some spaces in your home, mirror panels are bringing double advantage, both practical and stylish, as for the dressing room and bathroom.

A mirror reflects the sunlight, lamps, chandeliers, candles, etc. More natural light that comes in a room is great since you won’t have to turn on the lights to see clearly. It makes the room airy, and the more visible a room, the more spacious it looks.
We are offering you a custom cut mirror panels, so you’ll be able to avoid the seams on the walls which will give you the ability to create flat mirrored area.

If you need something different - we are ready to offer you mirror tiles which can be installed following your own design.

Contact us and we'll provide you with the estimate price and will offer you some interesting ideas
Antique Mirror Wall

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Printed Glass Worktop

Printed Glass Worktops bring a new level of customisation to our beautiful glass worktop range.

 Artworks are printed directly to the rear surface of the glass. 

Printed Worktops can be provided as a standard glossy finish or the recommended Non Scratch glass worktop surface. 
Worktops can be customised to suit any layout with shaping and cut-outs available for sinks,hobs, taps and more.


  •  Digital Artwork Printed directly to glass
  •  Made from 10-15mm Toughened Glass
  •  Impact & Heat Resistant up to 400°C
  •  Shaping & Cut-outs available

Finish Types

Glossy Printed Surfaces
Our Standard glass worktop finish has a smooth glossy top surface. These surfaces are available in 10-15mm thicknesses, with a maximum piece size of 2.9m x 1.5m.

These are made from low iron, toughened glass. This glass is impact and heat resistant up to 400ºC. They will not discolour or stain from hot pans, spices or even chemicals.

Non-Scratch Printed Surfaces
The unique surface treatment creates a matt finish to the top surface of these worktops. This creates a slight ‘frosted’ effect to any printed artwork design.
Also made from toughened glass, this glass is also impact and heat resistant up to 400ºC. They will not discolour or stain from hot pans, spics or harsh cleaning chemicals. Available in 10-15mm thicknesses and in a maximum size of 2.9m x 1.5m.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018


The mirror is no doubt one of the most utilized fixtures in any home.
Mirrors keep us informed and even entertained by the way we look at times.
Mirrors take care of you; make sure you take care of them.The bathroom isn’t the only place for a mirror in your house.

Try using a mirror as an accent piece during your next room redecoration. Be sure to place the mirror in an optimal location in order to keep it in excellent condition and to utilize your space properly.

Placement of a mirror in a home can be a contributing factor in changing its once brilliant reflection to that of dull, unpolished silverware.
If a mirror is set in a position that receives a great deal of sunlight, the sun’s rays could be diminishing its full shine potential.

Bathroom mirrors take a lot of abuse, constantly being hit with water vapor, steam, accidental spit, and so on. It’s important to keep those mirrors wiped down with a high quality glass cleaner in order to preserve them.

Over time, you and your mirror begin to share a bond. You can reflect this bond back onto your mirror by making sure you’re taking the proper precautions to make this a lasting relationship.