Lighting is essential for many spaces, more so in your bathroom. The lighting in a bathroom can have a big impact on your mood and how you feel about yourself. The right lighting can make you feel happy and relaxed, while the wrong lighting can make you feel self-conscious. When choosing lighting for your bathroom, be sure to consider both the ambiance you want to create and the brightness you need.
We’ve created this bathroom lighting guide to discuss different types of bathroom lighting and how to choose the right one for your needs.
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The best bathroom lighting options for your home
Selecting the appropriate lighting for your bathroom can be tricky. It depends on the size of your bathroom and your personal lighting needs. However, there are a few general things to keep in mind when choosing lighting for your bathroom.
If you have a small bathroom, you’ll want to make sure that you have a bright ceiling light or downlights to provide adequate lighting for the entire space.
Wall lights or mirror lights are also a good option for small bathrooms, as they will provide additional lighting without taking up too much space.
For larger bathrooms, you can add a chandelier or pendant light for a touch of style.
Let’s take a look at the different types of lighting available for bathrooms.
1. Ceiling lights or downlights
2. Wall lights
3. Mirror Lights
A great option if you want lighting that is specifically designed to illuminate your mirror and serve you when shaving or applying makeup.
They come in a variety of styles, including sconces, vanity lights, and plug-in wall lights. Vanity lights are a great option if you have a large mirror, as they provide lighting from all sides.
Sconces are a good option if you want more subtle lighting, as they provide lighting from the side rather than directly in front of your mirror.
4. Task Lighting
Task lighting is a type of lighting that is designed to provide bright, focused light for tasks such as reading or working. In the bathroom, task lighting works best for makeup areas.
5. Chandeliers and pendant lights
These types of lighting are more decorative than functional, but they can add a touch of elegance to your bathroom. They will usually serve as ambient light.
If you have a large bathroom, you may want to consider adding a chandelier or pendant light for additional ambiance.
6. Shower lighting
A shower light is a must-have for any master bath and there are a variety of shower lighting options available, including recessed lighting, track lighting, and flush mount lighting. The number and style of lights that you choose should match the size of your shower.
7. Accent lighting
How to choose the right bathroom light fixtures
1. The size of your bathroom
2. The style of your bathroom
3. The type of lighting you need
4. The position of your lights
Choose The Right Contractor For Your Bathroom Lighting Upgrades
When it comes to lighting fixtures installation for your bathroom, always consult with an electrician or a professional contractor. They’ll be able to help you choose the right lighting fixtures for your bathroom and install them in the correct location.
Having the right lighting in your bathroom can make or break your renovation. If you’re planning on renovating your bathroom in Vancouver and don’t know where to start, give us a call.
At City & Country Contracting, we’ll guide you in choosing the ideal lighting for your space and help you install them so they make your bathroom shine.