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A Guide to Enhancing Your Bathroom’s Lighting

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At Renken Remodeling, we believe that one of the keys to a stunning bathroom lies in the perfect balance of functionality and aesthetics. One often underestimated aspect of this equation is lighting. In this guide, we’ll walk you through expert tips on how to elevate your bathroom’s lighting game, transforming it into a space that’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing. While our team provides all you need in terms of shower and tub remodeling, some of these tips might offer a great way to DIY some neat lighting techniques to offset the new shower or tub of your dreams. 

Understand Your Lighting Needs

Before diving into any lighting project, it’s crucial to understand the specific requirements of your bathroom. Consider factors like natural light, the size of the space, and any specific tasks you regularly perform in the bathroom. This insight will help you choose the right lighting solutions to meet your needs.

Layer Your Lighting

Effective bathroom lighting involves layering different types of lighting to create a well-rounded and balanced ambiance. There are three main layers to consider:

Ambient Lighting

This provides overall illumination and is usually achieved through ceiling-mounted fixtures. Consider recessed lights or a centrally located fixture for even distribution of light.

Task Lighting

This lighting type is focused on specific areas where tasks like shaving or makeup application take place. Wall-mounted sconces, LED mirrors, or pendant lights near the vanity are excellent choices.

Accent Lighting

This is the decorative element that adds depth and highlights certain features. Consider using LED strips to outline mirrors or showcase architectural elements.

Embrace Natural Light

Natural light can work wonders in a bathroom. If possible, maximize the use of natural light by installing larger windows or strategically placing mirrors to reflect light. Frosted glass or sheer curtains can also help diffuse natural light for a softer, more inviting glow.

Choose Fixtures with Style and Functionality

Select fixtures that not only complement your bathroom’s decor but also meet your specific lighting needs. Modern, sleek fixtures can create a contemporary look, while vintage or ornate ones can add a touch of elegance.

Consider Dimmers for Flexibility

Installing dimmer switches provides flexibility in controlling the intensity of your lighting. This feature is invaluable for creating different moods in your bathroom, whether it’s a bright, energizing start to the day or a soft, relaxing ambiance for unwinding in the evening.

Focus on Safety

Ensure that your lighting choices are safe for bathroom use. All fixtures and switches should be rated for damp or wet locations to prevent electrical hazards.

Consult with Renken Remodeling for Professional Guidance

At Renken Remodeling, we specialize in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing bathroom spaces. Our team of experts can provide personalized recommendations tailored to your unique needs and style preferences.


Elevating your bathroom’s lighting is a key step in achieving a space that’s both functional and visually appealing. By understanding your specific lighting needs, layering different types of lighting, and choosing fixtures with both style and functionality, you can create a bathroom that truly shines. Contact us today to embark on your journey towards a brighter, more beautiful bathroom with a fantastic shower or tub conversion—all in a day!