After selecting, buying and fitting your chosen bathroom furniture and fittings, completing the stylish tiling patterns and adding the last coat of new, fresh water resistant paint, you will be nearing the end of what would have been a challenging task. Although there may have been an important part that is necessary for achieving the perfect bathroom experience that has been overlooked; the lighting, or lighting system!
Making sure your bathroom is fitted with a quality lighting system is more important than most people think, and ideally it is best to have two or three lighting systems so that you are well covered for all situations. Perhaps you are thinking that having three different lighting solutions in the bathroom is going a bit too far and is a bit excessive, but actually all three are quite necessary for a bathroom that will offer the ‘perfect experience’ for all occasions.
- The most obvious lighting solution that all bathrooms will have and actually every room of the property will have, is the usual ceiling lighting. For the bathroom though, you will sometimes come across pull string on/off switches and also it is quite popular to use dimming switches in the bathroom, to give you the option of setting a low lighting for more of a relaxing experience. For the ceiling lighting, my advice is to ensure that the lighting is powerful and plentiful enough to offer a bright light to the entire bathroom, and as we are going to fit 3 lighting systems in this bathroom, you needn’t worry about fitting the dimming switch.
- Fitting a shaving light to the mirror or above the mirror will be especially important if there will be one or more adult males making use of the bathroom. Shaving using just the ceiling light can be quite frustrating and inefficient. The shaving light is also useful for when applying make-up and for any other circumstances when needing to focus on the face.
- Mood lighting – You may have noticed in recent years that there are more mood lighting systems being fitted to bathrooms and other rooms of the more modern looking properties, and they can work very well. You need to ensure you invest in a good quality system and carefully plan out where you will be fitting the lighting strips and also choose the colours that help you feel relaxed and calm.
So, the 3rd lighting system that you may not have been considering before will likely have been the mood lighting system. The advances in technology and equipment have made mood lighting much more affordable as well as now being of a much better quality. So more and more people are choosing to fit their bathrooms with some mood lighting, giving them the option of soaking in a warm relaxing bubble bath, and reaching an elevated level of calmness and comfort with the perfect lighting for them.