From preparing for the start of the day to relaxing when it’s over, you spend a lot of time in your bathroom. Having the right lighting is the key to making sure the time you spend in your bathroom is as enjoyable – and beneficial – as possible.
Whether you are looking to add some extra lighting to your existing bathroom or you are completely updating the space, here are some illuminating ideas to consider. Make sure you get an electrical contractor to install and wire it so there are no issues.
A Crystal Chandelier
Who says chandeliers are reserved only for dining rooms? A crystal chandelier will serve as a beautiful and unexpected focal point in your bathroom. Plus, it will add a romantic pop of lighting that will be just perfect while you are soaking your stresses away in a hot bubble bath. Getting the right long island electrical contractor makes all the difference.
If you have a taste for vintage flare, consider installing vintage sconces in your bathroom. Place them above or next to the mirror and you’ll add a nice vintage vibe to the space; plus, you’ll have great task lighting that will help you see better while you are using the vanity.
A Shower/Tub Light
You spend a good bit of time taking showers and/or baths, but a lot of homeowners don’t have the space properly illuminated. Often, the rest of the bathroom is well lit, but the shower and/or tub is dark, which can make the space feel cavernous and closed off.
Install a recessed lighting fixture over your shower or bathtub and you’ll have plenty of light to see what you are doing – and you’ll enjoy the time you spend in the space even more! Make sure you use a licensed long island electrician to wire it though, as it will be near water and you have to be especially careful.
Layer the Light
Lighting is so important in a bathroom, and layering it will ensure that you have the best lighting possible.
To layer the light in your bathroom, install a variety of light sources, including wall sconces, vanity lights, recessed ceiling lights and even chandeliers. You can turn on all of the lights to really illuminate the space, or just turn on the specific ones that you need when you need them.
Like chandeliers, pendant lights are seldom thought of as bathroom lighting; however, they can make a huge impact in this space, as they drop light down. Install pendant lights over your vanity or in the middle of your bathroom and notice a huge transformation. Pendant lights come in various shapes, colors and styles, so you’ll be sure to find one that works with your décor.
Bring in Table Lamps
Table lamps are another unexpected lighting feature in a bathroom. Set one on a dressing table or on a shelf and you’ll add an understated glow to the space. Do remember, though, if you are going to use table lamps in your bathroom, the cords should be far away from water, and you should make sure that they are plugged into GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlet so that should the cord be exposed to water, the outlet will immediately shut off.
Consider Dimmer Switches
Want to go from wide awake to relaxed? With a dimmer switch, you’ll be able to do so with a push of a button. Turn the lights as high as they can go when you’re getting ready for the day and turn them down when you want to relax, unwind and enjoy some pampering.
No matter what type of lighting you want to install in your bathroom, leave the job to a professional. A licensed, experienced electrician will not only be able to help you make the best choices for your bathroom, but will also ensure that your lighting fixtures are properly and safely installed.