Using Light and Space to your Advantage when Remodeling a Bathroom

Posted on September 18, 2019

Most veteran designers will tell you that the use of space as well as natural and artificial lighting play an important role in any successful bathroom remodeling project. The proper use of the space you have available can result in an airy bathroom that will appear larger than it actually is. In addition to this, the proper use of lighting  can be used to highlight how your space is used as well as bring out any accent pieces you have in the design of your bathroom. Here are a few tips on using space as well as light to make a bathroom worthy of a full spread in any design magazine.


Texture can have a dramatic effect on the blank spaces in your bathroom. This includes walls, floors, and ceilings. In addition to this, textured materials can also interact with your lighting to produce dramatic results that will have a large effect on the entire room. As an example, you can use beadboards, modlings, and wainscoting in your bathroom remodeling project to add some texture to your walls. With proper lighting, you can play with shadows and textures to produce a pleasant and organic effect.

Adding Additional Lightning Elements

Aside from the ceiling lights and windows, you can also add additional lighting elements that can work wonders on your bathroom during different times of the day. For example, you can add nightlights in your bathroom vanity. These nightlights can make a bathroom vanity pop especially when you use your bathroom mirror for nightly rituals such as brushing your teeth or washing your face. You can also add wall sconces to add extra elements that you can use to accent certain areas of your wall.

Glass Partitions and Mirrors

Most bathrooms are tight on space. In order to make it appear larger, you will need some elements that give the illusion of space. One way to do this is to use a very large bathroom mirror. In addition to this, you can also use glass partitions for your shower and bathtub area. This means that while you are partitioning your bathroom, the entire area will still seem like one large room. Using opaque partitions will make your bathroom appear smaller and more confined.

These are just a few effective methods that you can use to play with both light and space in your bathroom remodeling project.

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