Getting a Bathroom Reno in Perth? Don’t Forget the Lighting

When renovating a bathroom, the obvious comes to mind; new fixtures and updated finishes are undoubtedly significant. Lighting, however, seems to be a design element less considered. Your bathroom in Perth is a sanctum in which your day begins and ends. Having the correct lighting is an essential factor in creating an inspiring space. 

Let’s explore some techniques that you can use to elevate your dream bathroom in Perth.


Task, ambient and accent 

The direction in which light is cast intensifies several purposes and elements within the bathroom. Displaying dimension and balance, task collaboration, ambient and accent lighting can be practical and cohesive at once. Hence the name, task lighting grants ease for grooming and makeup application, whilst ambient illumination is more generalised to the room’s entirety. Strategically positioning light either above or beside a mirror can reduce shadowing, establishing the ultimate outcome. 

All three types of lighting can be used to create a more radiant bathroom. From backlit mirrors to inviting pendants, accents can transform a space just as well as fixtures and finishes. Less pragmatic, accent lighting emphasises features, offering a pleasing display.  


Ingress protection rating 

Considering the bathroom is a wet area, it is imperative that you first consult your electrician, to make certain you are meeting safety requirements. In any bathroom remodel you need to be sure the selected lighting fixtures meet the IP rating demands for wet areas. Consisting of two numbers, the IP rating relates to the degree of protection from dust and dirt and how guarded it is from moisture. During the renovation process safety measures must be met.


Bulbs & Fittings

If you are trying to reduce production costs or hoping to achieve pre-eminent illumination, then LED bulbs are ideal. On the other hand, you may want to create a serene, spa-like aesthetic, inspired by luxurious mood lighting, in which case vintage bulbs would be more befitting. In order to find the right bulbs for the space, you need to also consider all other elements in the area, such as colour. Don’t be afraid to trial several bulbs until you find the perfect balance. 

Proportion and scale are significant in choosing the most appropriate light fittings for the interior. Less can definitely be more; you don’t want to risk clutter in your sanctuary. Bold and unexpected moves can sometimes serve to be the most effective. Lighting doesn’t need to be limited to obvious surfaces in the predictable format. Romanticise the space with up-lights framing your free-standing bathtub, or even experiment with a cluster of dimmable pendants. 


Get in touch with the team of Perth bathroom renovators from Navigate Bathroom Renovations. We look forward to providing you with a quote for your bathroom renovation in Perth. You can view our process here, to get a feel for how we work. Speak soon!

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Couldn't recommend highly enough Josh and Adam were a dream to work with, they made the whole process so pleasant and pain free. We had both bathrooms renovated so very happy with the end results.
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Arden Joss

I would not look any further than Navigate Bathroom Renovations! We have recently had a BIG makeover and we absolutely love our new en-suite, kids bathroom, toilet and laundry. Josh and Adam were professional, full of ideas & helpful Josh’s work ethic is phenomenal, he takes such pride in his work and always left the site clean and tidy! We can not recommend this team enough. The before and after photos speak for themselves. Thanks again Josh, Adam and Team
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Vanessa Molloy

The decision to choose Navigate Bathrooms was an easy one. Both Adam and Josh have an eye for detail and offered honest and practical advice and ideas to achieve our perfect bathroom. The end result has exceeded our expectations and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Navigate or using them again in the future.
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Kate & Daniel

We were really happy with the service provided by Adam and Josh and the quality of the work that was performed. Josh kept us informed of the progress of the reno, and made sure we were happy with every part of the job. We definitely recommend Navigate and would use them again.
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Angie Whitehead

Big thanks to Adam, Josh & the boys. Great job on our barhroom reno. Professional and well organised. Highly recommended. Thanks guys.
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Julie Cooper

Love our ensuite, great communication, excellent workmanship and nothing ever too much trouble. highly recommend.
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Lee Barnes

Picking Navigate was one of the best decisions we have ever made. Easy to deal with and the whole team was helpful beyond belief. Our bathroom is beyond our expectations, they will be back when we do the guest bathroom. Thanks guys it’s fab.
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