Standards for size of bath and lighting?
I'm already at the point where I have to decide on the lighting.
The bath is about 9.5 feet by 12 feet.
The mirror and sink area run the full 9.5 foot width of the bathroom. I know ... that is huge.
There are two fixtures currently over the mirror, each centered over a sink.
Each fixture has 8 bulbs ... well spots for 8 bulbs. Right now each only have four bulbs in them.
There are two "directional" lights right in the middle of the ceiling.
I love light.
Dh hates to waste electricity.
I would like to change the lighting over the sinks to two mirrors with sconces on each side and one or two in between the mirrors. And do SOMETHING/ANYTHING with the directional lighting.
But I am afraid that 3 or four sconces will not be enough light for me unless I put 100 watt bulbs in them. I can just hear dh right now, "Why don't you just light hundred dollar bills?"
To help me select a lighting option that will please us both ... is there any formula I can use to help me decide if the fixtures I purchase will supply enough reasonable light for the room (i.e be bright enough for me) and keep hubby happy? You know something like "for every square foot of space in a room you need x amount of whatever."
Is there such a formula?
And what in the world do I replace those two directional lights with?
Thanks for any help you can direct my way!