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.
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 sound 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.
Lighting Tips for the Bathroom
Wall Sconces placed on each side of the mirror will provide the even, shadow-free illumination required for daily grooming tasks. For best results, mount fixtures at least 28″ apart and 60″ off the floor.
Newer techniques for bathroom lighting design may include using small pendants on either side of the mirrors for an elegant look.
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 bottle labels. Choose recessed downlights designed for use in wet areas. Shielded fixtures will protect reclining bathers’ eyes from glare.
In the center of the ceiling, a decorative light fixture that blends with the rest of your décor 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 a few of the options for a well-outfitted bathroom.