Take your bathroom from ordinary to extraordinary by installing new light fixtures or special ambient lighting. It will be a quick and easy way to transform your bathroom and give it a totally different look. The light fixtures trending today incorporate the use of energy-efficient light bulbs, so, whatever funds you expend by hiring a professional contractor to do the work, will be gained when you see your lower energy bill. Even if you’re a do-it-yourselfer for some projects around the home, it is better for matters involving electricity, to have an professional electrician perform the tasks at hand.
Have a look below at some of your options as to trending bathroom lighting. You will like the look in the tiniest room in your home, plus you’ll also like your reflection with that soft ambient lighting, as you can’t help but look good.
While natural sunlight streaming through the bathroom window is the very best way to view yourself in the mirror, it is not always conducive for readying yourself for work in the early morning hours. Likewise, a rainy or dreary day can take its toll on the natural lighting aspect as well. So, you need to be prepared to make the most out of your available bathroom lighting. This would include general lighting by a bathroom fixture, ambient or accent lighting to fill in the gaps in the lighting so shadows are not present, or task lighting to hone in on a certain area of the bathroom. In a small bathroom, usually more-than-adequate lighting is provided by a single fixture, but in medium-sized and larger-sized bathrooms, sometimes a little extra help is needed. Even if you just replace the single fixture, and don’t add enhancement lighting, your priority should be to ensure that you are using light bulbs that will give you the most-natural light available. More on this later.
If money is an object, but you desire to enhance the light in the bathroom, if the fixtures permit it, simply change the type of light bulb. The newer styles of LED and CFL bulbs will cut your electricity bill in half. Don’t be initially intimidated by these somewhat pricey bulbs as they are very long lasting and this accounts for the rather-hefty price.
There are many styles out there, all guaranteed to match your particular bathroom décor. If streamlined and gleaming and shiny silver is “you”, then you’ll find a similar-finish fixture. If rustic or colonial is more your style, a burnished finish is right up your alley.
When light fixtures and ambient lighting are just not up to the task, and more light is needed in the bathroom to fill in darker areas where shadows may occur, you may wish to consider using task lighting to “layer in” more light into the room. A few examples to add enhanced lighting would be utilizing mini strips of light which are strategically placed around the bathroom. Examples are: