You most likely begin your day in the bathroom, putting on makeup, shaving, showering, and preparing for your busy schedule. You may also unwind at the end of day with a nice, long soak in the tub. While you may put a bit more thought into the shape and style of your sink and tub, it’s also important to consider the lighting in your bathroom and how it works with and complements your fixtures. If there’s not enough light, the room can feel cramped and uncomfortable, and if it’s too bright, the space can feel sterile. At Hortons Home Lighting, we love helping homeowners discover new ways to illuminate their bathroom, either by adding lights, removing lights, or changing the style and design of their current light fixtures.

Improving Light Quality

If there seems to be too many dark corners in your bathroom, the solution might not be to simply add more lights. Improving the quality of the lights you have, either by exchanging the bulbs for those with higher lumens, or picking a different light color (white light versus yellow light) can eliminate those shadows and make the room more inviting. You won’t want to get rid of every shadow, as both light and dark are important to the aesthetic of every bathroom. You’ll want to think about the paint color and tile in your bathroom when choosing new lights, and our design experts can help you with fixture choices.

Dimming Controls

Your nice, long soak in the tub might not be as enjoyable if you can’t turn off or dim the recessed fixtures above your tub. You want to relax and unwind, but the glaring light isn’t allowing you to decompress after a long day. With dimming controls (and the proper bulbs) you can set the lights exactly where you want them and soak in comfort. Modern LED options can be precisely controlled through switches on the wall, as well as with automatic sensors and apps on your smartphone. You won’t have to worry if you forget to turn the lights off when you leave the bathroom!

Energy Efficiency

One of the top priorities on every homeowner’s list is improving the energy efficiency of their bathroom lighting. Bright vanity lights can consume quite a bit of power when you’re getting ready in the morning, and updating to more efficient bulbs and fixtures can help you save on your monthly bills. It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your monthly energy use, and the bathroom is a great place to start on efficiency upgrades.

If you’re shopping for new bathroom lights, or you have ideas for a new bathroom design, come to Hortons today. We can show you every option we have in our store, and discuss design options that fit your vision. Above all, we want you to leave feeling like you received the very best service from the very best lighting experts in the Chicagoland area. We look forward to seeing you soon!