Use light to add style and sophistication to your bathroom renovation

Renovating your bathroom is fun and exciting and you will no doubt spend hours choosing tiles, sanitaryware and taps but don’t forget about the lighting. Most bathrooms are multi-functional spaces. In the morning’s family members are rushing in and out, showering, brushing teeth, doing make-up and getting ready for the day, but in the evening, you may want to turn your bathroom into a private sanctuary where you can soak in the tub. Clever lighting can add a luxurious feel to your bathroom and turn an ordinary functional space into something extraordinary with flick of a switch.

Carefully considered bathroom lighting will make clever use of multiple layers of light, including soft, overall illumination for ambience as well as focused practical light for grooming and applying makeup. Every well-lit bathroom has task lighting around the vanity, but this does not necessarily have to be a single basic, boring bar-style light above your mirror. You can add a bit of bling to your bathroom with two wall-mounted glitzy sconces on either side of the mirror. Not only do they look good, they also provide practical cross lighting with minimal glare. For a touch of drama, add a chandelier above the tub.

Practical considerations to consider when lighting your bathroom

If you are updating your bathroom you may not want to use a bathroom contractor for the entire job, but you need to get a professional to install your lights and to ensure that they meet the building codes for your area.  If you are adding a chandelier or pendant-style light directly over the bathtub it needs to be at least 8 feet high so that you are not able to touch any part of the light fixture while standing in the water. Adding lighting to your shower can give your bathroom a spa like feel but fixtures need to be rated for wet areas and completely enclosed so that moisture does not become an issue.

When planning the lighting for your bathroom, you need to discuss all your options with your bathroom contractors in Regina before they start the job.

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