Lighting in the bathroom is probably the most important aspect of bathroom design. Without proper lights, you can’t see yourself in the mirror to shave or put on makeup. It’s also the first place we see ourselves when we wake up and the last place we see ourselves when we go to sleep. Without a good lighting design, you might as well be sitting in the dark.
As with any part of home design, renovation or construction, the beginning phase is crucial to the rest of the design. Consulting a lighting designer can help you to see the bathroom in a different way.
Lighting consultants can look at your bathrooms needs and help you to assess where and what type of lighting is needed most. Bathtubs and showers are often neglected by homeowners designing lighting solutions. A lighting consultant can find out what’s may be missing from your bathroom lighting design.
More than one
One common bathroom lighting mistake that is often repeated by homeowners is to light it and forget it. But more often than not, a simple light over the vanity isn’t going to get the job done. Layering lighting types provides all of the light you need.
Task lighting is good for up close and personal affairs like shaving, but it doesn’t help when you need light everywhere and vice versa. A combination of ambient, accent, task and decorative lighting can give the right mix you need for the perfectly lit bathroom.
Different is good
Just because you have a vanity, doesn’t necessarily mean you need to have a vanity light. Using unique lighting solutions can give your bathroom a completely different look than conventional baths. Creating scenes with lighting can be a great way to challenge the conventional and still look classy. Dimmer switches and directional track lighting can be the perfect touch for your bathroom lighting needs.
Natural lighting is often a hard thing to provide a bathroom, since many bathrooms are on the interior of the home. Installing a skylight or solar tube lighting is a unique alternative to other bathroom lighting designs. Not only do skylights provide outdoor light, they also provide privacy that a window just can’t match.