At One Source Lighting in Billings, we love helping people find the perfect bathroom lighting options. Whether you’re building a new home, or you’re tired of looking at outdated fixtures in your master bath, guest bath, or powder room, we can provide you with amazing lights that will look great for years to come.
There are a number of things to consider when choosing new bathroom lights, such as how much illumination a space will need, where fixtures need to go, and so on. Our certified lighting team can answer all of your questions, as well as provide recommendations on which fixtures will be best.
The Master Bath
The master bath is often the main focus when it comes to new lighting in the home. After all, this is where you get ready for work in the morning and ready for bed in the evening. You may also take the time to soak in the tub after a particularly long day, and there’s nothing better than a hot shower after spending some time outdoors.
When it comes to master bath lighting, it’s important to combine ambient, accent, and task lighting. For the ambient (or general) light, consider installing a small chandelier to make the bathroom feel more luxurious. If that’s not your style, you could go with the traditional flush or semi-flush mount fixture. Recessed fixtures above the shower or tub also provide great ambient lighting.
For accent lighting, think about wall sconces and how they can be incorporated into the new room design. These sconces can also function as task lighting when placed on either side of the mirror, and can replace the traditional vanity light that often creates unflattering illumination from above the mirror.
The Guest Bath
The guest bathroom doesn’t get used every single day, but it’s still important that it has the proper lighting. You want your guests to feel welcome, and the last thing you want is for their bathroom to feel too cramped or too dim. Updating the overhead lighting can make the space brighter and feel bigger. You won’t need as many fixtures as your master bath, but a well-placed ambient ceiling light, along with sconces on either side of the mirror and a recessed light above the bathtub or shower, can make the space more comfortable and more functional.
Another idea for the guest bath is to add LED strip lighting underneath the cabinet base, near the toe kick. This can create the perfect nightlight, making it easier for guests to see when they get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, and are trying to navigate unfamiliar surroundings.
The Powder Room
The powder room is usually situated near the front entrance or hallway, and is used mainly by those who come to visit during the day, as well as by you and your family as you’re coming in or going out the door. Since this space only has a toilet and a sink, you can keep the lighting design simple, yet effective.
A single light above the mirror can provide illumination for washing hands, checking makeup, and other tasks. You can also install a statement fixture on the ceiling to provide ambient lighting, as well as contribute to the overall look and feel of the space. You likely won’t need accent fixtures such as sconces, but you can discuss that with a member of our team.
Visit Us Today
If you’re thinking about updating your bathroom lighting, or you’re building a new home and need options for your master bath, guest bath, and powder room, then visit our showroom today. We can show you what we have in stock, as well as answer your questions regarding design, installation, and more.