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Everyone needs a bit of pampering. And what better place to rejuvenate than the master bathroom? The bathroom is a private place that should provide a calm and quiet retreat from today’s hectic lifestyle. The right lighting can go a long way toward providing the right atmosphere. As a part of your design process, here are a few important details to consider.
Here Are Some Design Tips For Bath Lighting
Lighting Controls – No one likes entering the bathroom and having the lights go on at full volume. Make sure you include
dimmers or a more sophisticated lighting controller that allows you to preset lighting levels for multiple sources.
Ventilation – Don’t go for cheap, noisy fans. High volume, low sone fans remove more air with less sound. They may be a little more expensive, but you’ll appreciate the quiet atmosphere after a hectic day.
Mirrors – Bathrooms pack a lot of activity into a small space. Large mirrors work magic making a small space feel larger. They also reflect light and should be considered as a lighting source. For the best solution email us or give us a call. Our Lighting
Designers will be happy to help!
Wall Sconces placed on each side of the mirror will provide the even, shadow-free facial illumination necessary for daily
grooming tasks. For best results, mount fixtures at least 28” apart and 60” off the floor.
Newer techniques of bathroom lighting even include using small pendants on either side of the mirror.
Vanity lights will ensure that each person has sufficient light. Mount the strip 78” off the floor. The best lighting solution is achieved with fixtures that include a shade for each bulb.
Also add a dimmer to your vanity light. You will be amazed at how often you will use it and how much comfort it adds to the use of your bathroom.
Shower and tub lighting should be bright enough for cleaning, shaving and reading shampoo labels. Choose recessed downlights designed for use in wet areas. Shielded fixtures will protect reclining bathers’ eyes from glare.
An adjustable accent light aiming from outside the tub is dramatic, glare-free and great for those who bring books to the bath.
Undercabinet lighting can make middle-of-the-night trips to the bathroom safer and easier. Install a low-voltage linear lighting or LED system in the toe spaces beneath the vanities and cabinets.
Consider installing an occupancy sensor wall switch so the lights come on when you need them and switch off when not in use to save energy.
In the center of the ceiling, a decorative light fixture that blends with the rest of your decor provides an elegant touch while
providing adequate light for safety, cleaning and moving about. It also balances the brightness of other bathroom lights.
Ceiling mount fixtures, small chandeliers and decorative vent fans with integrated lighting are a few of the options for modern bathrooms.