Complete Your Bathroom With Proper Lighting

Home Builder with Macary Fine Trim & Remodeling

Your bathroom is your sanctuary. You bathe, you primp and you might even play in room. Why not make it as comfortable and enjoyable as possible? By changing a few elements, you can transform your old bathroom from boring to brilliant in just a few easy steps.

Light it Up

Any bathroom without great lighting is like Johnny Cash without his guitar. Well, maybe not exactly. Certainly home lighting is a necessary design element to any room, but most importantly in the bathroom.
Women apply makeup, men shave their face and children practice their scary faces in the mirror. Without proper lighting, you might end up looking like a clown, missing have your beard, or even scaring yourself. Many bathrooms have lights installed over mirrors or vanities to illuminate the room to provide maximum efficiency. This way, you can see what you're doing without the shadow or glare given off by a bright overhead light fixture.

For bath-lovers, consider installing a dimmer light switch. This way, you can turn down the lights, light a few candles and soak in the bubbles without the harsh glare of an overhead. Additionally, dimmer lights
can double as a soft nightlight for those late-night trips to the bathroom or to help keep the monsters away.

Shower in Style

Standard homes typically include a boring, white stall shower. Why not upgrade and install a luxurious shower with Jacuzzi jets? This way, you can unwind after a long day at work, or the kids can enjoy their new bath toys in style. If this seems like too much of an undertaking, consider installing a new showerhead instead. Newer, detachable showerheads can even fun for the kids. Some shower sets are even equipped with an anti-scalding mechanism, so when the toilet flushes, you'll no longer cringe in fear of the hot water.

Towel Supply

One of the worst feelings in the world is exiting your shower to be faced with a rush of cold, crisp air. Be sure to install towel racks nearby so you can reach them from within the steamy confines of your shower or tub. To add a decorative flair, install towel bars of varying lengths along your wall to store extra guest towels.

Double Occupancy

Multitasking has become a way of life nowadays. We're always trying to accomplish two things at once-and in a hurry. Consider installing a second sink basin in your bathroom. Now everyone can brush their teeth at once, or you can apply mascara while he shaves the stubble.

For faucet fixtures, choose between single or double faucets. Often, double-handled faucets are fun for kids and help eliminate accidental burning during teeth brushing or hand washing.

Include the Necessities

Now that the major design elements of your bathroom are in place, it's time to equip your new haven with the necessities. Purchasing toothpaste, bath towels, paper towels, toilet paper, bar and liquid soap are all necessary, so too are their containers. Ceramic or stone soap dishes and soap pumps add style and elegance to any bathroom. For a child's bathroom, let the kids choose or decorate their own fixtures; it's a fun, hands-on project that will last years-until it's accidentally broken.

Be Eco-Friendly

More and more homes are implementing more green, eco-friendly aspects to their home and so should you. Many gallons of water are wasted on toilets, showers and sinks. Consider installing a low-flush toilet to reduce the amount of water used. Also, replace your shower set with a low-flow showerhead. These items will pay for themselves with the money you save on your next water bill.

Keep It Up

Like many things in life, maintenance is critical. Now that you've designed your dream bathroom, don't let it all go to waste. Be sure to wash your fixtures thoroughly to prevent mildew, stained tiles, and soap buildup especially around sink and tub edges.

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