When your light fixtures and placements are making it hard to see anything or are landing shadows in all the wrong places, then it is high time you replace your lighting with the right ones during the bathroom remodeling project. The truth, you need more than one ceiling fixture to let there be sufficient lighting in your shower.
Here are a couple of lighting fixtures you can add to improve the aesthetics of your bathroom and shower area.
Ambient lighting is the base of any space – bathroom or otherwise. You can install it at the center of your ceiling and have the main lighting for the entire room. However, keep in mind that you do not have to stick with whatever type your previous contractor installed. You can choose from a wide selection of types, whichever goes best with your remodeling layout.
Task Lighting at the Mirror
This is essential when you are particular with grooming. Working with a ceiling light behind you would most likely result in uneven makeup application, crooked brows, or a disheveled facial shave. With task lighting in place, you can get more decent light on your face, so you can be sure you are stepping out of your house with no hair strand out of place.
Task Lighting for the Shower
This is more like an accessory more than a necessity, since shower areas do not need their separate lighting. You can share the ambient lighting in your bathroom especially with a glass shower door that eliminates shadows. Otherwise, your separate shower room would benefit from having recessed lights.
The right accent lighting can recreate a spa-like ambiance in your bathroom. Embellishing your under wall-mounted cabinets with strip lighting also makes a wonderful floating effect without burning a hole in your pockets. Look for simple areas in your bathroom that you can doll up and focus on adding art pieces that can enhance the overall feel of your bath remodel.
Consider a Dimmer
A dimmer is commonly found in the living room, dining room, or bedroom. But it also does wonders for your bathroom. Dimmers allow you to control the level of lighting in your bathroom. Take going to the loo in the middle of the night for example. You do not need a maximum level of brightness blinding you. With a dimmer, you can control the mood of the room and do your business in peace.
A dimmer also comes useful when you feel like having a quiet me time by just relaxing in the bathtub for an hour or so. You can soothe yourself in a dimly lit bathroom and wind down after a long day.
A skylight is beneficial if your bathroom gets a great spot for natural lighting during the day. This is energy-efficient, to say the least. It creates a natural and attractive appeal in your bathroom where you can bask in the sunlight while enjoying a cool shower. This also allows proper air circulation in your entire bathroom.