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Feedback on proposed lighting for downstairs loo

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FacelikeaBagofHammers Mon 23-Jan-17 14:13:08

Hi
We were talking with a lighting company about refitting the lighting in our new house. One of the suggestions they made for our small downstairs/guest loo was that they use mirror to panel 3 sides of the room, in the same height as the window. So you can imagine a small bathroom window, and then mirror wrapping around the room with the same height.

Then they suggested fitting strip lights behind the top and bottom of the mirror which would throw soft lighting up and down. We wouldn't need any other sort of lighting in there apparently.

Does this sound really nice, pretentious, interesting? A way to make a small downstairs loo a bit different? Would you bother? Cost of leds/mirror is not expensive and we're doing a full renovation anyway so it wouldn't be difficult. I liked the idea initially, but am now second guessing myself.

Would look forward to your feedback.

TheSpottedZebra Mon 23-Jan-17 14:18:25

How low is your mirror /high is your loo? First thought is that it would be a sort of panoramic view of yourself weeing...

And my DS would find the mirrors really distracting, so he'd probably pee everywhere (yes, I'm working on this... ). So maybe not a great idea if you have young kids?

FacelikeaBagofHammers Mon 23-Jan-17 14:21:10

Thanks - but the window would be above the toilet cistern - so more chest & head height than anything!

JT05 Mon 23-Jan-17 16:13:39

Mirrors facing mirrors give a ( strange IMO) infinity reflection. Rather like standing in a very long corridor.

The lighting idea sound nice, perhaps with one large mirror.

FuckOffDailyMailQuitQuotingMN Mon 23-Jan-17 16:15:41

I agree re the infinity mirror - can be a bit disconcerting and odd. Maybe not a bad thing, interesting definitely!

I think the lights sound nice but with 1 mirror.

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