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5 Tips For Your Bathroom Lighting Needs

If you’re interested in brightening up your bathroom with a remodel project, a quick and easy strategy is to update the lighting. While the current fixtures may be doing a good job of lighting up the bathroom, they may not be properly enhancing the areas you use most, which is needed to really makes the bathroom feel like an efficient and productive area. We aren’t going to guarantee that improving the lighting in your bathroom will motivate you for your busy day, but it just might brighten your mood. In this article, we are going to review some key points of bathroom lighting and ideas to implement into your remodeling project.

Set The Right Ambiance

Where do we start you ask? With the ambient lighting of course! Think of this lighting as the base of the entire room. This is typically a central fixture that may already be present in your bathroom. While the positioning may be ideal, the design may not be. Consider other design options for your fixture, perhaps a chandelier to help draw attention.

If you’re needing to move your ambient lighting or even install one, be sure to focus on a position that is centered over the walkway. This will ensure the light remains behind you while you stand and avoid washing out your features form a top-down spotlight.

Task Lighting For All Times Of Day

Whether you’re getting ready for the day, doing a quick makeup check or prepping for the evening, task lighting at the mirror will help ensure you look your best. With an ambient light at your back, you’ll want a task light at your front.

The ideal task lighting for the mirror is two sets of vertical fixtures on either side. This will avoid creating shadows on your features and put you in the best light. If there isn’t enough space on either side of the mirror then ensure you have a line of fixtures above the mirror that is at least 24 inches long or longer, as this helps to achieve the same non-shadow effect.

Task Lighting In The Shower

The need for a separate shower light will depend entirely on the setup of your bathroom. If your shower has a glass door, you may be able to get by without adding another light fixture. However, if your shower is recessed, doesn’t have a glass door, or is dimly lit where it’s at, then consider adding a recessed task light for the shower to help in the getting clean process.

Accent Lighting

If there are times when you use your bathroom for an at home spa-like haven for relaxation, then you’re definitely going to want to consider accent lighting. Strip lighting beneath wall-mounted cabinets will go a long way in creating a beautiful floating effect. The addition of art with focus lights will add an elegant feel to your bathroom.

A Dimmer Serves Multiple Purposes

You might have a dimmer lighting system in your kitchen or living room, consider one for your bathroom as well for multiple reasons! A dimmer can not only set a gentle ambiance, but it can be very useful for those midnight bleary-eyed visits. A dimmer is a practical choice for ensuring you have a relaxing bath after a long day, and for the avoidance of burning your eyes in both the middle of the night and first thing in the morning.

Final Thoughts

Remodeling your bathroom can be a fun and fantastic experience. If you’re wanting to stick with enhancing your current bathroom setup, amending the lighting fixtures can go a long way in making big changes. Contact us at Gold Hammer Construction for a design review of your bathroom, where we can provide you with some great tips and ideas on how to make the most of your bathroom remodeling project.

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