Lighting May Be the Most Important Design Element You’re Overlooking

Lighting May Be the Most Important Design Element You’re OverlookingWhen homeowners are designing a living room or bedroom, they often think about the lighting. They want task lighting to ensure they can see what they need to see, and they understand that lighting can set the mood. However, those same homeowners often don’t think twice about lighting when designing a kitchen or bathroom. At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we keep an eye on every detail of the projects we complete – including the lighting.

Lighting can help your room transform to another shape or size

If you have a bathroom that’s small, then you may add plenty of light colored walls and extra light reflected on them to help the room appear larger. If you don’t want to go to the trouble of repainting your walls, then adding directional lighting (for example, track lighting) can actually make the color of the walls look softer. Recessed lighting can also add a soft glow to a room.

Lighting has a purpose

Before we choose your lighting options based on your preferences, we’ll first consider how you need to use the light. Does your bathroom need both soft light for showering but bright lights for when you’re doing your makeup? Does your kitchen need a bright light directly over the area you most typically use at night? Or do you want your kitchen to have bright lights throughout? No matter how great we make the lighting look, if it’s not functional then it won’t be worth it.

You have many options in lighting fixture options

Once you have an idea of what your lighting needs to be used for, and how you’ll accomplish that, you can begin to think about what the lighting fixtures themselves will look like. Don’t get stuck believing that one type of fixture goes in one type of room and can’t work somewhere else. For example, who says you can’t have a chandelier in a bathroom? Not only will you be adding some dramatic and truly interesting light, but you’ll also be adding a fixture that will make its own statement.

It all starts with finding the right company to work with

The great thing about working with a company like Mission West Kitchen and Bath is that we specialize in kitchens and bathrooms. Sure, any general contractor is likely willing to take on your project, but will they understand how lighting needs to be used in a bathroom as opposed to a bedroom? Or will they understand your unique kitchen lighting needs? Stick with the experts who specialize in what you need.

At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we’re proud of our years of experience. Take a look at some of our past projects and then give us a call at 626-799-3503 for your consultation. We offer a wide range of brands, styles, and products to ensure you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.