Mirror Styles Reflect Changing Taste of Consumers

Be it more cost effective, lack of artistic vision or a desire for the clean, straight lines of the "modern" look, mirrors are often installed in houses as a piece of glass attached to a wall and nothing more. Yet, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal last week, consumer tastes are changing and the demand for mirror frames-or mirrors with frames-is growing.

The article, which was published on March 31, reported a resurgence in mirrors as a design element, creating a niche market for add-on accessories, namely frames. As in nearly every industry, products related to the market run the gamut from do-it-yourself kits that allow consumers to purchase assemble a frame or frame-like design and basically glue it to the mirror, to professional, in-home consultations and installation costing upwards of $1,000.

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