When you are planning a remodeling project for your bathroom, there are so many little details you need to pay attention to that it’s easy to overlook some of the more common spaces. Your bathroom vanity is probably the most functional area in your bathroom; practically and aesthetically. Making sure you choose the right design will help your overall theme, but without the right lighting the whole room can seem unfinished.
Why You Need Good Lighting
Good lighting around your vanity can make your daily routine easier as well as make shaving, grooming, and makeup application that much simpler. Knowing you need good lighting in your bathroom is much different than understanding what type and why. With so many vanity lighting options on the market, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of choices. The whole point of vanity lighting is to bring illumination to the person standing in front of the mirror, not simply lighting the whole room.
Types of Vanity Lighting
Sconces are a pretty common form of bathroom lighting used around the vanity area and in other parts of the bathroom. If you want to use these traditional staples, consider choosing a trendy design that brings a bit of your personal style into the room.
- Single sconces are great when used as a task or accent lighting. If there is very little wall space, you can position these little blobs of light perfectly to shed light where you need it to be.
- Double sconces give off more light and they are great for lighting up larger areas while also providing a highly customized look for your bathroom.
Statement lighting is usually very bright while also being functional. Traditional lighting is always safe, but statement lighting can take your vanity area to a whole other level. Pendants and chandeliers are both great choices that can add a dramatic flair while still offering the proper amount of light. These are best when:
- The bathroom is not your primary grooming station
- You want to make a bold statement
- There is secondary functional lighting installed
- You have a large bathroom space
- Versatility is required
Recessed lighting is one of the most common types found in bathrooms of every style and size. Not only are they affordable, but they even add value to your home. They are easy to blend with a variety of home design styles making them a truly universal lighting choice for every bathroom. You should keep these things in mind when placing recessed lights;
- Place them close to the wall
- Make sure to form a full grid
- Combine external lights such as sconces or pendants
Led lights are pretty new when compared with other options. These bright white lights are perfect for those who like to have a modern touch or for bathrooms that need high amounts of functional lighting. They can be placed pretty much anywhere making them a great option for any homeowner.
How We Can Help
Vanity lighting is more than just an aesthetic design feature; it is an important part of your home that will help you streamline your daily grooming process. We are always here to help by offering tips and advice to help you make your space look its best. Give Joseph Kitchen and Bath a call today at (905) 707-7756 to find out more about how we can bring light into your bathroom.