There are many ways to improve your bathroom lighting and the ways are as numerous as the bathrooms themselves. The first step is to understand what type of light you need in the bathroom. If there is not enough natural light then adding additional fluorescent lights may help. If there is plenty of natural light but the room is dark due to a drought or wall fixture problem then installing ceiling lights or adding sconces for task lighting may be the solution you need. You can also use the track and recessed lights to add depth and shadow to the room.
Track lighting is one of the easiest types of lighting to install because all you have to do is stick the light fixture into a hole and route it through the room. This is perhaps the least favorite way of lighting as it is easy to screw the track incorrectly or mount it in the wrong place. Track lighting is good if you are working with a small room because if you overstep the mark by more than an inch you will knock holes in the wall. It is also good if you do not want to have to go to great lengths to hide wires and cabling.
Recessed lighting is probably one of the best types of lighting to have in any room because it hides wiring, cabling, and sockets all at one time. In this case, you simply remove the fixture and re-route it. You can have so many different designs of recessed lighting. You can get them in several different sizes to fit the space available. It is a good idea to run new wiring under the floor to hide old wiring or to mask the switches if you are trying to hide the electrical boxes that are hidden under the floor.
If you have a large bath and shower room, you will probably want to install a chandelier. A chandelier is not only elegant but can light the entire bathroom, making it look twice as nice as it would otherwise. Installing one in the bathroom can be quite a task. If you want to save some money and don’t mind getting the job done yourself, consider making use of some metal wire that you can bend into the shapes of arches and hang from the ceiling.
One thing about a chandelier is that it requires a lot of electricity. You can minimize this cost by using only one light or by combining two or more types of fixtures. For instance, you can combine a chandelier with a wall sconce. You must have enough of both to avoid overload. This overload can be avoided by choosing a fixture that uses energy-saving light bulbs.
Wall sconces can be very attractive fixtures if you have a space that is large enough. They can be used to soften the look of a bathroom and give it a touch of elegance. The size of a room can determine how big a fixture you need. If the room is small, then the size of the wall sconce should reflect that.
Another thing to consider is the style of the room you are installing the fixture into. You want one that fits into the decor and style of the rest of the house. Even if you decide on a modern fixture, it might not be very well matched with other elements in the room. You can always hire a professional to help you make the right decision.
You should also try to think about how the light will impact your sleeping habits. Will you be able to see clearly when you go to bed? Some people like to dim their lights so they can fall asleep more easily. Others enjoy the brightness of the full moon illumination. No matter what your personal preferences are, make sure you get one that will work for you.