Prod­uct Guide

Bath­room light­ing tips

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The bath­room is one of the only rooms in the house ded­i­cated to re­lax­ation and self-care, but yet it’s of­ten over­looked when de­sign­ing the plan for our cus­tom tim­ber homes. A pri­mary or mas­ter bath­room can be the true work­horse for much of our daily rou­tines. For this rea­son, bath­rooms need to be well thought-out, right down to the light­ing. There are many op­tions to choose from, all of which work in dif­fer­ent sce­nar­ios that can be used to­gether to brighten up any bath­room space.

WALL SCONCES

Sconces, or wall-mounted light fix­tures, are a pop­u­lar choice for bath­room van­i­ties for sev­eral rea­sons. Not only stylish, they pro­duce ef­fec­tive light­ing with­out tak­ing up a lot of space. Place­ment:

In a main bath­room, where you’ll most likely be us­ing the mir­ror for ev­ery­day tasks such as shav­ing, ap­ply­ing makeup or putting in con­tact lenses, it’s im­por­tant to have fix­tures that light not just the space, but your face, too. For this rea­son, bath­room sconces are com­monly used in pairs so one can be in­stalled on each side of a mir­ror. To­gether, a pair of sconces will evenly il­lu­mi­nate both sides.

As a gen­eral rule, the Amer­i­can Light­ing As­so­ci­a­tion rec­om­mends mount­ing sconces 65 to 70 inches up from the floor and 28 to 30 inches apart, although that de­pends on the size of the room and the width of your van­ity mir­ror.

Choose sconces if:

You need your van­ity to be an evenly lit work­sta­tion for your morn­ing rou­tine. You want to fill the space to the sides of your mir­ror with an ex­tra dec­o­ra­tive ac­cent.

You have a sin­gle nar­row mir­ror or mul­ti­ple mir­rors with spa­ces be­tween.

You can’t in­stall lights in the ceil­ing.

TOP: A two- or three-light fix­ture is a smart op­tion for bath­rooms with one wide mir­ror that will be used by more than one per­son at a time. ABOVE: Think about a state­ment fix­ture to bring added light and style to your bath­room space. We love this...

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