Your bathroom is the space that helps you start and end each day. It needs the right lighting for both waking up and winding down. Your next bathroom remodeling project must take lighting into consideration.
Your lighting plan starts with deciding what your main source of light for your bathroom is going to be. Installing a skylight or a window that lets in a lot of sunlight without sacrificing your privacy is a great choice. Natural light creates a cheerful ambiance to start your morning. If that’s not an option, you can still create the overall atmosphere you want with an overhead light. A dimmer switch allows you to adjust the brightness of the light to match the mood you want to create.
Certain parts of your bathroom need additional lighting for detailed tasks such as shaving, putting on makeup or bathing. Your bathroom remodeling designer can help you choose multiple light sources to place around your mirror or vanity so that your face is illuminated from all angles. Many homeowners also enjoy an extra light in the shower to counteract the shadows created by the walls needed to contain the water spray. Make sure any light that is exposed to moisture has a waterproof cover. It’s also a good idea to have multiple switches installed for the different lights to give you better control.
No remodel is complete without considering the decorative aspects of the room. Accent lighting allows you to showcase pieces of art or displays that give the room its personality. These fixtures can be small but they make a big impact.
Every bathroom remodeling project should take lighting into account. The right lighting helps you complete grooming tasks more efficiently and aids relaxation at the end of a long day. Your contractor can help you make the right choices for your space.