5 ways to a better bathroom

Written by kguy On the

Brighten dark bathrooms with sunlight from a Solatube Daylighting System.

The bathroom is one of the most frequently used spaces in your home. In fact, you’ll spend as much as 1.5 years there over the course of your lifetime. So why not make the most of it? 

That’s where Solatube Daylighting Systems come in. These home lighting solutions excel where windows and traditional skylights fail. Their ingenious design lets them capture sunlight at the roof level, then carry it deep into your home’s interior to bring bright, natural light to places where it could never before reach—like windowless interior bathrooms. 

How could a brighter bathroom make your life better? Here are 6 activities that could be improved with a Solatube Daylighting System.


Start your day off right with sunshine in the shower. Shower in sunshine

Some people jump in and out of the shower in a matter of minutes. Others may take as long as 20 minutes to wash the sleep away each morning. When it’s all told, we humans spend an average of 6 months of our lives getting clean. So why not make it more than just a daily ritual? 

Start your day off right with sunshine in your shower. Imagine the golden rays washing over you like a warm blanket as soft droplets of warm water mist your skin. And, thanks to the added brightness, you’ll finally be able to discern between the shampoo and conditioner.

Design tip: Install a Solatube Daylighting System with a Solatube Ventilation Kit over your shower stall for brighter showers without humidity buildup.


Shaving in sunlight ensures no hair is left behind.See when you shave

For men, shaving can literally be a pain without bright light to guide your hand. Dim lighting can lead to knicks and cuts, not to mention all the missed spots. If you want to avoid that awkward moment when your co-worker calls attention to the random patch of stubble on your chin, add sunlight to your bathroom. It helps you see what you’re doing, so no hair gets left behind.

Design tip: This situation calls for a touch of task lighting. To achieve this, position a Solatube Daylighting System directly over your mirror or wherever it is you shave.


Avoid makeup mishaps. Bright sunlight lets you see colors as they really are. Apply makeup beautifully

Many women spend at least seven minutes each day putting on makeup. With bright sunlight, your makeup will look just as flawless outside as it does inside. That’s because sunlight renders colors perfectly. Not so for electric lights, which cause colors to look entirely different when you venture outdoors. Bright sunlight lets you correct these color clashes before anyone else notices, so you’ll always present your best face to the world.

Design tip: Place a Solatube Daylighting System near your vanity area to evenly light the space for perfectly rendered colors.


Clean your teeth in bright daylight to ensure you don't miss any food debris. Keep your smile perfect

Even if you brush and floss your teeth regularly, you can still have the occasional smile snafu. Like when a poppy seed from your breakfast bagel gets lodged between your teeth…and you don’t realize it until lunchtime. Sunlight adds brightness to your bathroom, so you can remove any dental debris before you leave the house and avoid these embarrassing situations.

Design tip: Place a Solatube Daylighting System over your sink to showcase your smile.


Sunlit bathrooms can be a place to escape from household noise.Escape the noise

Sometimes the bathroom is the only place in the house where you can escape for a little peace and quiet. And whether you are one of the 39% who use that time to think or you just want to catch your breath after a hectic day, a little bit of sunshine can go a long way to getting the most from a few moments of “me” time

Design tip: Place one or two Solatube Daylighting Systems over the spaces where you do your “me” stuff.


The sunlight solution

While Solatube Daylighting Systems bring brightness to your bathroom, they also are designed to add a sense of style. Whether your look is classic, contemporary, or somewhere in between, there’s a Solatube Decorative Fixture that will blend beautifully with your bathroom décor. 

And don’t forget about ventilation. It’s a bathroom after all, so controlling shower steam and odors is important too. A Solatube Ventilation Kit easily combines with a Solatube Daylighting System for a 2-in-1 unit that gives you all you need for a brighter, fresher, more beautiful bathroom that you’ll love spending time in. 

How could daylight improve your bathroom? 


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