If you’ve been living with an outdated bathroom that has old fixtures, dim lighting, and other undesirable features, you may have plans to update the space as soon as possible. When it comes to renovating a bathroom, the lighting can be the most important aspect of the new space. At Lighting Design by Wettstein’s in La Crosse, we have a great selection of bathroom lighting options and would love to help you find the ideal fixtures.
The bathroom vanity is perhaps where you spend most of your time while getting ready in the morning, and it’s important for the lighting to be just right. Many older bathrooms have a single fixture or a light with multiple bulbs that’s placed above the mirror, and this can lead to unwanted shadows and lines on your face. Sconces on both sides of the mirror will cast light across your face and make it easier to see when you’re shaving or putting on makeup. You’ll want to be sure the new lights are placed at approximately eye level for optimal illumination.
The Shower and Tub
Smaller bathrooms can often get away with having one central ceiling fixture that lights the entire space, including the tub and shower. However, if you’re adding a new shower stall with a curtain or door, or replacing the tub with an updated model, you should consider adding more lighting above these areas. Recessed lighting is often best here, and you’ll want to be sure they’re rated for damp area use. You’ll also want to place these lights on dimmers so you can set the levels where you want them, no matter if you’re trying to avoid too much light in the morning or you want to set the mood for an after-work soak.
The Water Closet
If your new bathroom is going to include a water closet, you’ll want to be sure the space is properly lit (since the whole reason for a water closet is being able to shut the door). A recessed fixture can suffice, but if the ceiling is tall enough, you may consider installing a semi-flush fixture. As long as nobody will have to worry about hitting their head, a semi-flush light can be a great addition to this small area.
The Central Light Fixture
Many homeowners today are deciding to take out those old flush ceiling fixtures and replace them with a small chandelier or other type of multi-bulb hanging fixture. This fixture can set the tone and style for the rest of the fixtures, and with so many people wanting their bathroom to feel like a small spa, it can create the ideal ambiance for relaxation.
We have a great selection of bathroom fixtures and would love nothing more than to help you find the perfect lights. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating your current house, we can show you a number of fixtures and recommend the best ones based on your specifications.