Britain’s home owners are embracing TV Mirrors as a solution to saving precious space.
The state-of-the- art technology means they can now Skype, shop and watch movies on their normal TV, which then changes into a framed reflective mirror at the touch of a button.
‘We have seen a rapid rise in TV Mirror sales in the past 18 months,’ says Lara Kesterton, Managing Director of Overmantels Ltd.
‘With wall-space at a premium, customers want their homes to be full of beautiful objects rather than a big black box and lots of ugly wires,’ she says.
Researchers from Cambridge University found that, at an average of 76 sq m, the UK’s newly built homes were the smallest by floor area in Europe, so it’s not surprising British homeowners are adapting to make the most of their living space.
Lara finds that many of her customers want to conceal TVs and cabling in their homes without compromising on style or space.
Overmantels’ handcrafted mirrors with in-built TVs have solved a huge problem that many homeowners in today’s housing market face.
‘My husband’s TV was huge and took up half of our living space,’ says client Georgina Bowman, ‘now our mirror makes our sitting room so much bigger, especially when it’s off as it brings in so much light.’
‘It’s a traditional regency mirror, and has become a source of fascination as you would never know there was a TV concealed inside it,’ she says.
‘Many of our friends have now had Overmantels TV Mirrors installed in their own homes,’ she says, ‘once you’ve seen one you don’t know how you lived without it.’