Bathroom Remodeling | Lighting Your Bathroom Properly

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Bathroom Remodeling | Lighting Your Bathroom Properly

Bathroom Remodeling | Perhaps you’ve noticed the lighting in your bathroom lately isn’t quite what you’ve wanted. Maybe it’s too dim, some parts are just dark, or you’re just looking for something new.

In this piece, we’ll be looking at how bathroom lighting can help make your bathroom a comfortable, relaxing sanctuary.

Getting proper lighting for a bathroom is a combination of choosing the right placement, wattage, and combination of different types of lights.

Keep in mind the overall light source for a room is called ambient lighting. This is the light that illuminates a room so you can see everything and walk around safely. Unlike accent or task lighting that helps you focus on a more specific activity, ambient lighting is focused on impacting the entire atmosphere of a room. When planning your lighting, make sure to consider what types of ambient and accent lighting you plan on using.

Planning Out Your Bathroom Lighting

You’ll need to think about the design of your bathroom and ask yourself the following:

  • How is the bathroom’s ceiling designed (e.g., is it taller, sloped, a cove, cantilever, etc.)?
  • Where are the dark or dim spots currently in my bathroom?
  • Am I getting enough illumination with my mirrors?
  • Are my current lights the right wattage or do they need covers or dimmers?

Keep in mind a few tips on what to avoid with your light placement:

  • Avoid placing lights above mirrors as the light will cast shadows when looking into the mirror.
  • If your bathroom’s ceiling is taller, sloped, a cove, etc., then it may be a good option to place lights along the perimeter, as this provides indirect lighting but also places the lighting fixture out of sight.

Once you have answered these questions, you’ll have a better idea of how to approach your bathroom’s lighting! – Revive Bath

Interested in starting a bathroom remodeling project? Contact Medina Exteriors today, (330)591-4040


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