When it comes to lighting, the fact cannot be denied that the bathrooms are given the least consideration than the other parts of the house. However, bathroom area is as important as other parts of the house and should be lighted properly. Properly designed bathroom is known to increase the value of the house. There are several varied ways to enhance the bathroom and the least expensive and most effective way to update the bathroom is lighting. With proper lighting fixtures, you will be enabled to create a different look and the right mood.
Today, bathrooms are just not used for sanitary and bathing purposes, but they are also used as a place to recharge and relax and therefore, bathroom lighting needs to be given extra consideration.
Consider the following ideas to light up your bathroom area efficiently –
1.Generally, task lighting needs to be installed in all bathrooms. Since the task lighting fixtures are task specific, it should be assured that the light is bright so that you get a proper impaired vision. Try to select a vanity mirror that can hold bulbs. Certain vanity mirrors that can hold up to four bulbs.
2.For the general lighting, brightness is not to be given utmost importance as they are not task specific. The best selection would be recessed lights. Recessed lights create the perfect mood for a soak in the bathtub after a hard day work.
3.If you have a piece of decorative art or a crystal powder wash basin then install accent lighting fixtures. With accent lighting fixtures the decorative pieces will be highlighted.
4.For steam showers, the normal lighting fixtures will not work, you need to install special lighting fixtures. The best option is to install water proof ceiling mounted lights as they will reflect the steam and impart a rolling mist look. Ceiling lights can also be installed as over the bath tub area.
5.You shall find that varied materials are used for lighting fixtures such as brass, porcelain, chrome, aluminum and cloth. Metallic and chrome fixture lights are contemporary and are known to impart ultra modern look.
6.If you have a large bathroom, then you can ponder to install a chandelier as the focal point of the room. However, make sure that you select a small chandelier as after all you are decorating your bathroom and not living room. Chandeliers are a complete “no” for a small bathroom.