Bathrooms are no longer the unadorned, functional spaces
that they used to be. Today’s bathrooms are turning to spacious spa-like
retreats. Double bathroom sinks to high-end walk-in showers to exquisite marble
flooring and elegant tiling, homeowners are looking to add features in the
bathroom that provides a calm, spa-like ambience. Along with the listed
features, bathroom lighting is of utmost importance and can make the bathroom
even more elegant and sophisticated. Hinkley Lighting makes just such bathroom
lighting fixtures – modern, stylish, effective, and efficient.
doesn’t just require ambient lighting, it requires task lighting too and
therefore, requires a variety of light fixtures. From grooming tasks to
relaxing in a bath, the different types of lighting will meet functionality and
Ambient lighting such as recessed lights can be used to
illuminate the overall space. You can put these lights on dimmers to set the
mood of the bathroom.
Lighting that provides bright illumination is a must over
the vanity or around either side of the mirror. Depending on the size of the
mirror and vanity, you can use decorative wall mounts on either side of the
mirror or a strip of vanity lights over the mirror. If you are installing
sconces on either side of the mirror, they must be installed at eye level,
approximately 66 inches off the floor. When looking for a light fixture to
mount over a vanity, look for one that has thick glass diffusers and that
provides white light, which lets you accurately see skin tones. Over vanity
lighting must provide even and shadow-free lighting making it easy to perform
daily grooming tasks such as shaving.
Shower and Tub
The shower and tub area must also have functional or task
lighting that is bright enough for cleaning, grooming, and reading (labels and
even books, for those who like to read in a bath). If you have a free standing
tub in your bathroom, a modern Hinkley chandelier can add a touch of elegance
to your bathroom.
You can also add under-cabinet
lighting beneath the vanity or other storage cabinets. This provides a soft
glow in the empty space under the cabinet or vanity and can be useful as a
night light. If you are remodelling your bathroom to include artistic aspects
such as a feature wall with high-end tile or an art piece, you can also use
accent lighting to draw interest to these areas.
Homeowners today are not looking for just a single light
fixture to add to their bathrooms. Whether it is a powder room or a full bath,
bathrooms today are elegant, spa-like spaces. Depending on the size of the
bathroom, a combination of task and ambient lighting is needed in that space.
Task lighting over areas such as the vanity and shower or tub is needed to
perform grooming tasks easily, while ambient lighting sets the mood of space.
Various options are available in the Hinkley product line that can meet your
bathroom lighting needs.