Bath vanity & overhead lighting -xpost

enmnmNovember 15, 2011

We live in a "builder's special" house. My bath is about 5 x 7 and wasn't properly designed: for one, the only light is a double arm light above the vanity mirror (which isn't even a medicine cabinet.)

Is it possible to replace this with a unit that has arms that come down the side of the mirror? (I believe Kichler makes one, but I can only find one style.) I need side lighting, but cannot do any rewiring or screw with the drywall.

Also, while I have an overhead vent and fan, I would like to replace it with one that has a light attached. Would this be complicated?

Thanks.

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roadbike

"We live in a "builder's special" house. My bath is about 5 x 7 and wasn't properly designed: for one, the only light is a double arm light above the vanity mirror (which isn't even a medicine cabinet.)"

Sounds like a standard design bathroom.

"Is it possible to replace this with a unit that has arms that come down the side of the mirror? (I believe Kichler makes one, but I can only find one style.) I need side lighting, but cannot do any rewiring or screw with the drywall."

You have to get power to the lights somehow. Either buy independent sconces or a mirror with the lights attached. There is no magical way ot getting powere to those lights. Either the wire is there or it isn't. Sounds like a simple job for an electrician.

"Also, while I have an overhead vent and fan, I would like to replace it with one that has a light attached. Would this be complicated? "

Not complicated, but it will likely involve an electrician installing a second switch so that light and fan are controlled separately. Don't run them off a common switch.

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