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Do these pants make me look fat?

Today's question from the good old real estate mail bag:


Do these pants make me look fat?Do these pants make me look fat?  No - really!  I'm seeing so many houses, and none of them seem to have large mirrors so I can see myself in them!  What am I supposed to do?

Signed, Reflection-less


Dear Reflection-less,

I hear your dilemma!  But there are many ways around it. 

If you watch any of the home improvement shows on television, you see there is a trend for removing large bathroom mirrors and replacing them with smaller, stylish framed mirrors.  They may look pretty, but they sure aren't a whole lot of help when you want to see a full body view!  Perhaps you could buck the style trend and put a larger, over the vanity mirror in the bathroom.

I agree, this is not a full view.  Just like the mirror over your dresser, it's difficult seeing a full body view.
So let's look at the closet doors.  If you have a tradition closet door, the easiest solution is to buy a full length mirror and install it on the inside of the closet door.  Problem solved - you get a nice full view every time you open the door!

But many closet doors are either sliders or bi-fold.  No worries - they make mirrored doors that give you both the full-length mirror you are looking for, and can make the room appear larger as well!

Closet Door Mirror
Cheval mirrors are free-standing full length mirrors that might also be your solution.  They come in many different style to suit any décor.  Just make sure you have enough room in your bedroom for an extra piece of furniture!

Cheval Mirror
Additionally, many people in the design world now like the idea of a full length mirror that leans against the wall.  Again, you must have enough room in your bedroom to pull this look off! And while they look like they are just leaning there - please make sure they are securely fastened so you don't have any accidents!

Leaning Mirror
I hope this gives you some ideas on how you can see yourself - literally - in your new home.

And I think you look just fine in those pants!

 Richard Strahm is an award winning Realtor specializing in the North Penn areas of Montgomery County -- Lansdale, Upper Gwynedd, North Wales, Towamencin, Hatfield -- and beyond!  Visit him at or call today at 215-853-2624 for a free and private consultation about all of your real estate needs.
Richard Strahm
Broker / Owner
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA

415 North Broad Street
Lansdale, PA 19446

Direct: (215) 853-2624
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Comment balloon 12 commentsRichard Strahm • January 15 2011 09:41AM
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