9 September 2014
The bathroom is the first port of call in a morning and the last port of call of an evening. With the kids being back at school this signifies autumn is now upon us and with that comes dark mornings and dark evenings with the majority of our day light hours being spent out of the home.
Home illumination is too often achieved with a single lighting instrument that creates a bright but somewhat harsh light that lacks warmth and imagination. Paul Tarbard, MoreBathrooms surveyor, however argues that “the one thing that lighting in your bathroom doesn’t have to be is boring! It’s amazing how many options are available these days and just how much difference the right type of light can make to the look & feel of a bathroom”.
It’s time to light up your home and brighten up your bathroom in preparation for the winter months!
• Recessed Lighting
Set back from the main illumination and often used in cavity shelving to highlight a specific area or feature of a room. Recessed lighting is ideal for creating a calm and warm atmosphere. They are positioned to draw attention to a certain areas forming a dim illumination great for those long, relaxing evening soaks during the winter months.
• Spot Lights – Floor, Wall & Ceiling
Spot lights are ideal for allowing bright, concentrated lighting on a specific area or focal point of a room / bathroom. Used within a ceiling setting they can brighten up the largest of rooms, particularly when they are positioned in the main areas – i.e. over a shower, bath and basin etc. Floor spotlights are essential when wanting to create low level lighting. Often used on the skirting’s of bath fixtures they are great for creating light in a calm and relaxing way. Wall lighting is commonly used as recessed lighting (mentioned above) however can also be used to draw attention to certain wall fixtures such as paintings and other wall decorative pieces.
Spotlights are also extremely energy efficient as they create more light with much less heat. When used in one of the most costly rooms in the modern day home they can help you save money on your bills month in and month out.
• Illuminated Mirrors
Whether brushing our teeth, applying / removing make up, shaving or washing the bathroom mirror is by far the most used mirror in the home and given the majority of tasks completed in front of it, it also needs to be the brightest.
Illuminated mirrors come in a variety of shapes, styles, sizes and designs and when coupled with LED lighting offer a clean, clear & bright image perfect for those concentrated bathroom practises.
MoreBathrooms are a Leeds based bathroom design, supply & installation Company, specialising in bathrooms by design. Whether you require a complete bathroom solution or a bathroom renovation they offer bathroom design as part of their complete bathroom service. From initial survey and design to supply and installation MoreBathrooms offer expert advice with regards to meeting individual needs with an aim of creating an individual sanctuary of relaxation within your home.