Maximizing Your Bathroom Light

Welcome to week three in our series on lighting! This week we’re going to give you a few tips and tricks on how to maximize the light in your bathroom. We got the scoop from Lauren, our lighting expert, on whether to mount fixtures next to or above your bathroom mirror to maximize light usage! “Where you mount your fixtures depends on your preference and what you’re using the bathroom for. If you put on make-up, shave, etc. in this bathroom, light fixtures on either side of your mirror is best,” said Lauren. “Because the light source is closer to your face, it will be easier to see what you’re doing and there will be less shadowing, but this type of lighting often does not illuminate a large

Let There Be Light!

Do you ever stand in the light bulb isle at the store and feel like you need to be an electrician just to buy some light bulbs!? Don’t worry, we’re right there with you. Lucky for us, we’ve got our lighting expert, Lauren here to save the day! “There are a lot of light bulbs out there and knowing the difference can be confusing!” Lauren said. “Most manufacturers are phasing out incandescent light bulbs (the original light bulbs) because they are so inefficient – they use up a lot of energy which is wasted as heat. Now the main light bulbs on the market are Halogen and LED.” Now if you’re like us you’re probably still scratching your head at all that jargon. Allow us to break that down for yo

How to Mount Your Vanity Lights

The Studio H2O blog is back! To celebrate the return, we decided to brighten up your week with a series of posts on our latest offering - lighting. We sat down with Lauren Davies, our lighting expert, to discuss the most frequently asked questions when it comes to picking out light fixtures. Today we’re going to help you figure out what size fixture you should have above your vanity. There is nothing more frustrating than finding the perfect fixture and realizing after it’s installed that it doesn’t adequately light up your space. Don’t worry, Lauren has the perfect solution for you. According to Lauren, “The ideal ratio of your vanity cabinet, mirror, and light fixture is a pyramid- your ca

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