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Can I mirror my actual window?

Posted by karencon (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 12, 13 at 20:58

Hi All. I have changed my hall bath and will be moving the vanity to in front of the window. I have searched houzz et al. and have seen some nice ideas for a mirror. Is it possible to inset a piece of mirrored glass into the window itself? Is this a bad idea? I realize that when the window is open (awning type) it will be kind of funky. I will also be using a side mirror of some sort for "close up work".

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RE: Can I mirror my actual window?


I've seen a mirror that slides over the window. If you have enough room to the side perhaps you could do something like that.

RE: Can I mirror my actual window?

Hi Raehelen. That Houzz picture is in my ideabook and is one of my favorites. I am thinking that the side over the toilet could be shelving. I have been looking for the appropriate hardware so DH could build it. I like the idea that I wouldn't even need a window covering.

RE: Can I mirror my actual window?

If your window is deep enough you could put the mirror on a hinge over the window, and when you want the window swing the mirror open. on This Old House they showed them doing a similiar thing with window screens.

Here is a link that might be useful: maybe something like this

RE: Can I mirror my actual window?

Hmmm. the hinge idea is interesting. I have 2x6 walls so that might work. Thank you.

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