Bathrooms used to be simply a place of function, but times have changed. With the popularity of master baths, ensuites, walk-in showers, and free standing tubs, bathrooms have become much more than a place of function. They have become a retreat, a place where we can enjoy a spa-like experience right at home, and a relaxing space to start or end your day.
The problem is, you can’t do that with harsh overhead lighting. That’s where layered lighting comes in. Layered lighting can provide the illumination you need to brush your teeth and do your make-up, just as well as it can provide the quiet light needed for a blissful soak in the tub.
Layers For The Bath
Layering lighting in the bath comes down to three different types: Ambient, Task, and Accent. All three are necessary to create a functional, yet comfortable, bath experience.
It may seem like the bathroom is the room of the house with the least need for multiple lighting options. After all, it’s typically the smallest and we don’t spend nearly the amount of time in there as we spend in the kitchen or family room, for example. However, task lighting is one of the most important aspects of bathroom lighting. After all, the bathroom is a room for various tasks. Here are some areas that can benefit from task lighting in the bathroom:
To balance out the harshness that task lighting can give off, ambient and accent lights are often used in bathroom remodels. Ambient light can come from a ceiling light, chandelier or pendant. These lights balance the task lights.
Accent lights, on the other hand, draw the eye away from the task lighting to illuminate a special feature or area of the bath. Artwork and areas of architectural interest are great candidates for accent lighting. Accent lights may be wall sconces, track lights, spotlights, or pendant lights, depending on the area you want to highlight.
The trick to effective and welcoming bathroom lighting is layering, placement, and bulb selection. Contact Synergy Builders for bathroom remodeling in Naperville that is both comfortable and functional – a place to jumpstart your morning, help you relax at the end of the day, and modernize your bath.
Visit us at www.synergyhomeremodel.com to learn more about our services or call us at 630-293-8070 to arrange a complimentary consultation.