Kansas City Bathroom Remodeling has plenty of ideas for better bathroom lighting in Shawnee, Mission, and all over the southwest Kansas City area!
If you are struggling to have enough lighting to do daily grooming tasks or if your bathroom lighting is downright unflattering, consider the suggestions below to make your morning and nightly routines easier and more enjoyable!
Small bathrooms, especially in apartments, are notorious for small windows, no windows, or an oddly placed shower window. That may be all the natural lighting you get, so you naturally have to look to other lighting sources for the bathroom.
Fluorescent lighting is found in most commercial bathrooms and many residential ones. The problem is that it’s bad for pretty much every purpose. The only time it can be a benefit is if you work under fluorescent light. At least your makeup application will look right…
The Solution: Layered Lighting!
Kansas City Bathroom Remodeling suggests that you approach bathroom lighting with the proper amount of care. Adding multiple layers of lighting will mimic natural light if you don’t have an adequate amount.
Here are some of the layers we recommend:
An Overhead Fixture
No bathroom is really complete without this standard.
Also called ‘task lighting,’ sconces or traditional vanity lighting are best for grooming. If possible, avoid recessed fixtures over the mirror. Instead, go for these vertical light fixtures.
The Best: Natural Lighting!
Of course, if you have access to sunlight, that’s preferable. Kansas City Bathroom Remodeling can add a window or expand an existing one to give you nature’s perfect lighting!
Other things you may want to consider:
When Kansas City Bathroom Remodeling renovates a bathroom, we ask the homeowner to think about the many ways they will use their bathroom. From getting ready every day to a weekly at-home spa session, your bathroom will be a room that is used daily for multiple purposes, so the lighting scheme should be varied enough to handle that.
We can offer other options, like the ones below, that will add additional light to the bathroom and give you the ambiance you’ve always wanted!
- Wall-mounted makeup mirrors – These are inexpensive and easy to install yourself if you have a few simple tools and a little know-how!
- Dedicated fixture for the shower or tub – If your bathroom is large or if the shower is enclosed, you will definitely see the benefit for a shower fixture.
- Mood lighting – Examples of mood lighting include cove lighting or a small chandelier that diffuses light. These things also add the effect of natural lighting in any size bathroom.
Other considerations for your Shawnee or Kansas City bathroom lighting include the type of bulbs you use (halogen, fluorescent, or incandescent), and options like dimmers that will help you control the amount of light in your bathroom even more.
When you’ve had enough with inadequate bathroom lighting, call Kansas City Bathroom Remodeling and let us design a layered lighting scheme that will illuminate your bathroom and make your daily bathroom routine a lot easier!