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recessed lights in batroom

Posted by mcs31 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 6, 10 at 11:31

We are remodeling the master bathroom (9x16). There are two vanities facing each other 5 feet apart. There will be a 26"Wx32H mirror over each sink. We are planning to put a sconce on either side of the mirrors. We also want to install 5" recessed lights (75W each) in the ceiling. Two over shower and tub, one over toilet and two in the center of the room near vanities. At what distance from the wall should I install them? Should they be over the edge of the vanities, closer in, more to the center of the room?
Help! Thank you.


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RE: recessed lights in batroom

I have 2 recessed lights in the shower, 3 in the center of the bathroom, and 3 sconces around two medicine cabinets over a vanity with two sinks. The 3 recessed lights in the center of the bathroom are parallel to the ones in the shower. I really like this arrangement because it provides ample light in all areas. Since you have two sconces on either side of the mirror, I suggest having the recessed lighting in the center of the bathroom. I am not sure where your tub and shower are - depending on their location you can make the center lighting parallel. Looks like you will have a lot of light since the sconces will be reflected in both mirrors.


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