When it comes to Arlington Heights home improvement projects in the bathroom, most people think of big changes. However, something that can make a big difference that’s often overlooked is the lighting. Having the proper lighting in a bathroom helps you see better and makes the room more esthetically pleasing.

There are several things to take into consideration when lighting your bathroom. A larger room needs more light fixtures than a small room. If a window allows for natural light in your bathroom, you will be able to have fewer fixtures. You may also want to choose a fixture that works well with your décor. You may also want to install a fixture that has a dimmer switch to provide a low-light setting for the evening hours. Under-cabinet lights are also a good option when you need low lighting.

You will also have to decide how you will place the bathroom lighting. It is important to place the lights around your mirror so they are not casting shadows on your face. This most likely means installing the lights above the mirror. Additional wall lights installed at the sides of the mirror help to further reduce shadows, as well as a strip of lights along the length of the mirror.

Once you have your grooming area lighting installed, you need to consider the rest of your bathroom space. You will most likely need a fixture in the middle of the ceiling. Lighting can also be installed above the shower or tub. Recessed lights work well above a shower or a tub because they provide either a soft or bright light depending upon the bulb type. You can also angle them to use as accent.

Proper lighting will make for an efficient and aesthetic bathroom. Contact Tom’s Best Quality Remodeling of Schaumburg, IL, for all of your bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, basement finishing, and home improvement needs. Call us at (847) 202-6465 today!