Fall River Bathroom Remodel: How to Select the Best Lighting

Fall River Bathroom Remodel: How to Select the Best Lighting

Bathroom Remodeling and LightingWhile we talk a lot about the beautiful all wood construction cabinets that we have available at our cabinet outlet in Southeastern Massachusetts for your Fall River bathroom remodel project, we don’t talk enough about lighting. You could have the most beautiful bathroom vanities in Fall River, MA or the surrounding South Coast area, but if the lighting isn’t up to par, you will lose some of the beautiful effect.

That being said, bathrooms can be difficult to light properly. A combination of function and flair should be used to get the best results. Task lighting can be used around the sink and shower areas, while specialized lighting can be used in the vanity space, the bathtub area and other parts of the room. The lighting should be well-placed and well thought out. If you don’t have enough lighting you won’t be able to see what you are doing, but if there is too much lighting or the lighting is poorly placed, it can be overwhelming.

Installation of Bathroom Lighting
When you shop for bathroom vanities for Fall River, MA remodeling projects, keep the lighting that you are going to use in mind. For example, some homes are perfect for wall-mounted lighting, such as specialty vanity lighting or bath bars. The installation is important because it will affect how the light shines in that area. The American Lighting Association says that wall-mounted sconces that are designed to mounted on either side of a mirror should be approximately 28-inches apart and about 60-inches high. Bath bars are recommended to be installed approximately 78-inches high for best results.

If you aren’t sure where and how to install your new lighting over your all wood construction cabinets, consider hiring a professional. In fact, if you don’t have a lot of experience working with lighting and electricity, you should definitely hire an electrician to install it for you. Your electrician can help you find the best solutions for your Fall River bathroom remodel based on the recommendations of the American Lighting Association and building codes for your area. Again, keep the lighting in mind when you come to our cabinet outlet in Southeastern Massachusetts. If you are purchasing a matching mirror and will be using sconces or bath bars, consider how much space you will have to install it.

Choose Energy Efficient Lighting
One of the most popular trends in home lighting for the bathroom, kitchen and other areas of the house, is energy-efficient lighting. LED fixtures are great for the bathroom and they are designed to be durable and long-lasting. You also have a lot of flexibility for your Fall River bathroom remodel, as these lights are typically able to be used with a dimmer switch. Choose from a wide variety of LED bath bars and vanity lights that will look great with your new all wood construction cabinets. Using a dimmer gives you more control over the intensity of the light and also helps to extend the life of the lamps.

For lighting in the shower or tub area, you will definitely want to hire a professional, so that the work is guaranteed and the installation is done according to code requirements. The lighting for these areas needs to be what is known as “wet rated,” which can include recessed can lighting that features shower rated trim, and other options made from plastic, glass or metal. You can use traditional or regular fixtures in other areas, but the shower and tub areas do require wet rated lighting. If you need any other accessories for your bathroom remodel, such as flooring, counter tops or hardware, make sure to check out our selection at the cabinet outlet in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Bathroom Trends: Layered Lighting
Another option to consider for your Fall River bathroom remodel is layered lighting. This effect is created when you have multiple lights in the space, each with a different purpose. A general light for the whole bathroom, plus task specific lighting for shaving, grooming, applying makeup, showering or enjoying a whirlpool bath. Dimmer switches, as we mentioned before, are a great way to further enhance the layered lighting effect, helping you to adjust according to your specific needs day or night.

Visit the Cabinet Factory Outlet in Swansea
If you are making plans to do a bathroom remodeling project and would like to upgrade your bathroom vanities in Fall River, MA or the surrounding area, make sure to stop by our cabinet outlet in Southeastern Massachusetts. Located on Grand Old Army of the Republic Highway in Swansea, we have a wide selection of all wood construction cabinets in just about every color, style and design to suit your needs and budget. Give us a call at 508-379-6154 or stop by and visit our showroom to see all of our top quality bathroom vanities and kitchen cabinets.

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