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  • Writer's pictureJess Court

3 Ways custom mirrors can add value to your home

Ever considered adding custom mirrors to your home? How house proud are you? In 2017, 65% of homeowners chose to renovate their home to add value – despite having no plans to sell up. But how did they do it?

Contrary to popular belief, investing in the worth of your property doesn’t mean you have to start tearing down walls and dipping into savings. In fact, simply using mirrors around the home not only adds aesthetic appeal but can also inject value in unexpected ways.

At Instrument Glasses, we specialise in supplying custom mirrors that can be cut to size for any area of the home. But if you’re not planning to put your house on the market any time soon – why bother investing in how it looks? There are a number of reasons why you might be thinking about upgrading your property. Here are just a few of the most common:

  • Modernise a space

  • Increase comfort and enjoyment

  • Invest in the future

  • Become more energy-efficient

Making big changes around the home can be costly and time consuming. So how can you add significant value, with some small touches?

Adding custom mirrors can do these three things to your home

1. Improve lighting exposure

Do you struggle getting natural light to certain rooms in your home? You may have tried adding feature light fittings in order to bring some illumination to a dark space. But the truth is that nothing quite beats natural lighting – this is where using mirrors can help.

A well-placed mirror can reflect sunlight into those problem areas around your home, resulting in a bigger and brighter appearing room. To make the most of this benefit, we suggest that mirrors are placed strategically, finding those spots where ambient light can be reflected into a dark space. Be careful though, too many mirrors will not add value to your home but will likely look a little chaotic.

It may sound simple – but this small change not only looks great but can also improve energy efficiency by utilizing natural light and reducing the need for electricity.

2. Boost room size

Whether you are trying to sell your home or not, small rooms are often unappealing and can feel cramped and claustrophobic. Adding custom mirrors can give the illusion of more space, as well as improving the overall appearance of a room.

Why not try adding a large linear mirror to a small room to add a feature element that can open up the space effortlessly?

3. Unique style feature

When it comes to upgrading the aesthetics of your home, it pays to be unique. With custom mirrors, the opportunities are limitless.

  • Busy or crowded living rooms – a mirror here can give the appearance of a bigger and more spacious room

  • Small or dark bathrooms – custom mirrors work great in a bathroom. If you struggle to get sunlight into a small room, add a mirror to open up the space

  • Hallways – the first place people are likely to see when they enter your home is the hallway. Adding a mirror here widens the space, making it more welcoming to guests

Why choose Instrument Glasses for your custom mirrors?

Here at Instrument Glasses, we pride ourselves on supplying some of the highest quality custom mirrors. Cut to size in both 4mm and 6mm thickness, which can be shaped, polished and drilled to your bespoke design.

If you need safety backing or a specific formatting, we can meet your needs. So why not get in touch with us today at

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