Mirrors are a staple in every home. They provide a feel and impression of a larger area. You can see them on bathrooms, living rooms, walk in closets and even on foyers. They can be placed just about anywhere on your home. Hanging a heavy mirror can pose a problem for a lot of people. If you are planning to do so, ask help from another person to help you carry the mirror. No one wants a broken mirror.
- There are many different styles of mirrors, so choosing the right one may be a daunting task. It is best to choose a plain mirror, with or without a frame. You may choose a frame pattern which match to the design of the area where you are going to install it. Choose a mirror that will make you happy. After all, you are going to be looking at it a lot.
- Decide on the placement your large mirror. There are a lot of places where you can install the mirror so decide where it goes. Measure the length and height of the mirror so you don’t have to carry it around to different parts of the house where you are planning to install it. Your best bet is to place the large mirror on an empty wall. It can stand alone even without any other décor.
- Measure the space of the wall you choose and ask for help from another person or two to center the mirror. Determine how many brackets your mirror has. Get screws that fit the brackets from a hardware store. They carry different sizes and lengths. Choose the appropriate sized screws.
- Using your tape measure, determine the distances between each screw and replicate on the wall. Mark the areas where you want to place the holes. If you are working on drywall or a wooden wall, make sure they are on the wall studs. To find studs, knock on the wall. You don’t want a hollow sound. You can also use a stud finder to determine where the suds are. If you are working on a plastered cement wall, make sure the plaster can accommodate the weight of your mirror.
- Drill the holes using your power drill. If you decide to mount it on a plaster wall, you can drill deep holes and use longer screws to carry the weight of the heavy mirror. Make sure the holes you drill are smaller than the threads of the screws you are using. With the aid of your screwdriver, drive the screws in place. Leave the heads protruding along with portions of the threads that you need to latch on the brackets of your heavy mirror.
- Hang your heavy mirror with the help of another person. Mirrors can break easily so be careful when handling them. Place the brackets over the designated screws to finish hanging your heavy mirror.
Mirrors are expensive and on the fragile side. They can also be dangerous when not handled properly and may cause you accidents, so take all necessary precautions when handling them.