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ggold 04-06-2012 09:13 AM

Bathroom lighting tips
I'm starting a bathroom remodel. Anyone one have tips or is there a rule of thumb on lighting layout ? It's a small bathroom 10' x 5' probably will go with high hats with surface mount over sink area. Open to any suggestions. THANKS

k_buz 04-06-2012 09:20 AM

Light over the shower/tub

Cans in the main walkway area or a exhaust fan/light combo

Surface mount vanity fixture on the wall

I would not go with all recessed lighting in a bathroom. It tends to leave shadows on your face when you are shaving, putting makeup on.

M3 Pete 04-06-2012 12:18 PM

Ideally you want a wall mounted light or a pendant on each side of the mirror, about eye level. That gives you even light on your face as k buz mentioned. You can supplement with recessed or ceiling lights.

I like some light at the toilet so I can read the comics. I use a light-fan combo.

Any light over a tub or shower must be rated for such use and often requires a GCFI in the circuit.

Missouri Bound 04-06-2012 10:05 PM

Light strip over the sink vanity, chandelier for general lighting, exhaust fan of course and a light over the tub if you want. I don't like cans in a bathroom...too industrial for me.

oh'mike 04-07-2012 06:14 AM

I frequently use a fan/light combination over the tub--there are some nice looking ones availavle--

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