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.