Adequate light levels are non-negotiable, especially as homeowners age, and less of the available light passes through their eyes’ lenses. Over-the-mirror bath light bars are still common but are being augmented by pendant lights or wall sconces flanking both sides of the mirror providing better overall illumination for applying makeup or for his shaving.

Additionally, decorative ceiling lights and even smaller chandeliers accentuate many of today’s bathrooms. Recessed lighting such as can lights in the ceiling and lighting in the toe-kick area underneath vanity cabinets “goes away” visually, yet adds to overall light levels. Decorative accent lights help call attention to certain features, amenities and artwork displayed in the bathroom.