7 Unconventional Knowledge About Bathroom Vanity Light Ideas That You Can’t Learn From Books
Q:Â Is there any way to acclimatize or add lights in a bathroom? My apartmentÂ bathroomÂ hasÂ oneÂ light in the average ofÂ theÂ ceiling,Â and a aggregate fan and ablaze over the bathtub,Â which is array of about a corner. IÂ can almost seeÂ to put on my makeup.Â Is there any blazon of ablaze I can add after conduct holes or calling an electrician, becauseÂ my landlords wonâ€™t go for that.
A:Â Overhead lighting in any allowance is abundant for cleaningÂ and accepted illumination,Â but not actual accessible for abrasion teeth,Â makeup tasks, or shaving. Oddly enough, aÂ singleÂ central ablaze accoutrement makes the accomplished allowance assume dark, because wheneverÂ youÂ face the wallÂ (or a mirror), youÂ are attractive into your own shadow.
For the bathroom,Â andÂ anyplace breadth you appetite to attending your best,Â havingÂ justÂ overhead lighting isnâ€™t the way to go â€” sameÂ with dining accommodation and bedrooms, by the way. I consistently add table lamps or sconces to abate the light. Dimmers help, too, because they let you acclimatize the lights to the absolute level.
For bigger bath vanity lighting for your makeup,Â you wantÂ lights alongside the mirrorÂ to abate acrid shadowsÂ and colors.Â When Iâ€™m designing a bath from scratch,Â I about add sconces at anniversary ancillary of the mirror in accession to a analogous bath ablaze accoutrement over the mirror.Â Sometimes amplitude is tight, and we can put alone one ablaze accoutrement over the mirror. But that is still abundant bigger than accepting all the ablaze appear from abaft you.
Because youâ€™re in an apartment, attending for article you can booty with you.Â ShopÂ for afire vanity mirrors that bung into an outlet. Or accomplish your ownÂ by accepting an electrician rewire three bath vanity ablaze confined to bung into a accepted outlet. One bar would go on anniversary ancillary of the mirror, and one over it.
But remember, electricity and aqueous baptize donâ€™t mix.Â Use caution, chase the manufacturersâ€™ directions, and if youâ€™re not sure, ask a accountant electrician what would be safe in your bathroom.
Other account would be to do a architecture vanity in a dry breadth of your bath â€” if you accept spaceÂ â€” or evenÂ inÂ your bedchamber or aÂ hallway niche.Â Find a best vanityÂ or smallÂ desk orÂ dresser,Â and accept fun customizingÂ itÂ by painting or refinishing. Some alike appear with a mirror. All you accept to do is add lights.
Have a architecture dilemma?Â Jennifer Adams is an award-winning designer, biographer and TV personality. Send your questions toÂ AskJennifer@JenniferAdams.comÂ or on Twitter: @JenniferAdams. For moreÂ designÂ ideas, visitÂ Jenniferâ€™sÂ blog on herÂ website atÂ www.jenniferadams.com.
Published: October 26, 2017 â€” 3:01 AM EDT