Good Questions: Lighting for Our Bathroom?

Good Questions: Lighting for Our Bathroom?

Oct 13, 2008

Hi AT:SF, We have a vintage (and small) 1920's bathroom. We like it, with the original clawfoot tub and basic white fixtures. However, there's no lighting at the the sink/mirror. Our stopgap is this string of globe lights...

... This provides enough light to fix your hair and brush your teeth, but it's not really a solution. We originally planned to center a two-light fixture over the mirror, but the way the wall is laid out, there's no way to put a junction box in the center. Are there fixtures that allow for an off-center box? Can your clever readers recommend other solutions?

We could do sconces on either side, although the space to the right of the mirror is pretty small. We could also bring down something from the ceiling. The room is traditional, but our tastes run more modern, and we would consider something quirky. Our budget is tight, so we can't go too expensive. Please help us. I would be so happy if we could use those lights as holiday decorations, and our bathroom no longer looked look like it was inhabited by crazy people. Suggestions?

Thank you!



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