What many people don’t realize about a bathroom is the impact that the right lighting can have on the feel of the space. If you don’t have the right lighting, the space can feel all wrong. Not only will the ambiance not be right, but the functionality of the bathroom can be wrong as well. This is why it is so important to put a good amount of thought into the lighting in your bathroom. Straight Up Remodeling is here to share some tips to help you choose the right lighting for your bathroom.
What is Ambient Light Used For?
This is going to be the overall lighting in your bathroom. You want to make sure you have the right number of lights in the bathroom to give it the illumination you need to see what you’re doing in there. Ambient lighting doesn’t light anything in particular other than the other space.
Task Lighting for Vanity Mirror
The lighting around your vanity is going to be important as you may be applying makeup or other task-oriented things in your bathroom. You want your face to be illuminated brightly while you are getting ready for your day. You will need to have vertical lighting on either side of your mirror to give you the light you need. Some people even like to have lighting above the mirror to shine down on them while they are preparing for their day.
What Lights are Suitable for Showers
Many people like to have additional lighting in their shower space that is separate from the ambient lighting in the room. This can be helpful when you are shaving or ensuring your body gets cleaned well while in the shower.
Accent lighting is where many people miss an opportunity. The accent lighting that can be found in any room can make or break the space. You would be surprised to find what a difference some accent lighting can have in creating a spa-like feel in the bathroom. Lighting under the cabinet or even around the artwork in your bathroom can make a big difference.
Can You have a Dimmer in a Bathroom?
Is there anything better than pouring yourself a hot bath and relaxing after a long day? If you are someone that likes to relax when you are in the bathroom, you may want to consider putting a dimmer switch in your bathroom. It can turn your bathroom into somewhere you can let loose and relax after a long, stressful day.
Can You have a Skylight in the Bathroom?
If your bathroom doesn’t have a window in it, you may want to consider a skylight in your bathroom to get the natural light you are looking for. It can be a beautiful way to bring light into the space.