At Mission West Kitchen and Bath we have worked with many clients over the years, all of whom have different priorities when it comes time to design their new bathrooms. Some want a room with a vintage feel, others want a modern classic. No matter the style, no matter how much or how little room you have, every single bathroom has one factor that should always be carefully considered: Lighting.
To learn more about the important types of lighting you should consider in your bathroom, keep reading. Then contact Mission West Kitchen and Bath at 626-799-3503 or stop by to let us help you fight the right lighting for your needs.
In most cases, the first lighting we will recommend our clients decide on is their task lighting. As the name implies, this is the lighting that allows them to do what they need to do in the bathroom. For example, you would want direct light on your mirrors so that you can see clearly for applying makeup. A common mistake is to have only recessed lighting right above a mirror. This may look great, but it casts a shadow on the face and makes it hard to shave, get your hair done, or put on makeup.
We recommend task lighting that includes vertical fixtures, or perhaps scones, on both sides of the mirror. This provides not only plenty of lighting on the face, but even lighting.
If you have a bathroom with tall ceilings, a cove, cantilever details, or little to no natural light, then you may want to install ambient lighting along the perimeter. This will serve as fill lights and make the light in the room feel more natural. If you have decorative molding or other architectural details, you can hide the ambient lighting within in. The end result is a soft, cozy glow.
If you have art in your bathroom then you may want accent lights to ensure that it is well lit. If you have installed a beautiful, unique tub then you may want to add accent lighting to showcase it. Likewise, you can always add lighting that acts as its own decoration. Consider a beautiful chandelier that will add light and beauty at the same time.
It is important to have the right fixtures but without the right bulbs, you will not get the results you want. Except for task lighting, which you may want to be very bright, you are likely to want softer lights in the bathroom. You may even add dimmers so that you can have bright lights when you’re getting ready, but softer, lighter ambiance when taking a bath.
No matter what your preferences are, you can contact Mission West Kitchen and Bath now to learn more about your millions of lighting options.