The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s the room that&’s given priority when it comes to makeovers, and for good reason too. Having a bathroom that’s well designed helps you unwind at the end of the day, as you soak your troubles away in the tub. The bathroom has to be well lit- not in the sense that it has a lot of light, but in the sense that the installed fixtures are not only functional, but give the bathroom an aesthetic look.
Task lighting is necessary for any bathroom. The fixtures for this are best placed directly above the vanity mirror, or on either side. There are different bathroom lights that you can use for that. Serendipity 3 light vanity fixtures can be installed above the mirror. If you opt for dual lights, wall sconces are your best bet. Both of these fixtures provide enough light for your routine activities such as shaving, doing your hair, or brushing your teeth.
The bathroom needs general illumination, so you need to have fixtures that fill that need. Recessed ceiling lights work great for this, as they light up the entire bathroom. If you�re feeling a little adventurous, you can go for something different, such as pendant lights, or even a small chandelier. Do note however, that these lights are not good at task lighting, so when you�re using the vanity and need illumination, you�ll use the task lights as they ensure no shadows are cast on your face.
The shower and the tub need some illumination as well. Recessed lights work well for these two areas. Due to the risk of water contact, these fixtures should be ideally placed in an area that won�t be reached by water. To increase on the safety, the fixtures can be waterproofed to avoid any accidents of an electrical nature.
The vanity also needs to be lit up, regardless of whether wall sconces are present. A halogen light, such as the level 3-light vanity bar would be perfect, and it would provide cross lighting, assuming the sconces are indeed present. If there�s a table present in your bathroom, consider the use of table lamps. They are good for task lighting, so long as they are placed away from the reach of water.
Lighting up your bathroom is an inexpensive way of transforming it, and the results are often very dramatic and very pleasing.