The Importance of Bathroom Lighting

You probably never dreamed that this could possibly be a topic for discussion. But today the discussion of bathroom lighting is on the top of my list and I’ll explain why.

Not everyone has the benefit of a large and spacious bathroom with so much space that it can enjoy a bath and separate shower. Of course there are those of you that do have this advantage, but the majority of us have to manage a small and compact bathroom that often isn’t big enough to turn around in.

Cabinet Lighting

Cabinet Lighting for Bathroom Cabinets

It really irritates me that as new homes are being built, it appears the bathrooms are being built smaller. In order to accommodate growing families we renovate our homes turning our basements into space that can be used. What does this mean? This means that often you are left with a bigger bathroom in your basement with no natural light.


Right we need solutions. A dark bathroom automatically feels compact and closed in. I always feel claustrophobic when I go into a bathroom that has no or very little natural light. It’s probably a mind over matter thing, but there are ways to rectify this problem.

The first is adding more light. This can be done with bathroom cabinet lighting. Additional light even if it is electrically supplied will make a huge difference to the dark bathroom. Light is essential to make the space feel bigger than it is, so whatever you do, do not paint your bathroom walls a dark colour if you don’t have an abundance of natural light streaming into the bathroom.

While bathroom cabinet lighting is an essential source of light, there are other ways to improve the darkened bathroom. Add a mirror to the one wall opposite your light source. If you don’t have a window in the bathroom, adding your mirror on the opposite wall to your bathroom cabinet lighting will give you the same effect.

Mirrors bounce the reflection away from them, this means they bounce the light away and in doing so make the space feel brighter and larger than it is.

Bathroom cabinet lighting is available in a choice of styles that you can choose according to your bathroom design. From single cone to tube designs to double lights the choice is yours and this is an easy and sure way to increase the lighting in any dark bathroom.


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