ideas for bathroom ceiling lighting

Old 01-08-21, 03:04 PM
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ideas for bathroom ceiling lighting

The two ceiling lights of my bathroom look really ugly. I wonder if anyone can provide some ideas on new styles? Please see the two pictures

Old 01-08-21, 04:31 PM
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You're talking about fixtures that need to be somewhat water tight..... especially the one in the shower. What do you want to put there ?

The square one looks like it might be a fan combo.
Old 01-08-21, 05:05 PM
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Yes, the square one is the fan combo. Is it easy to replace?
about the one above bathtub. It's kind of detached. How can I seal it? last time I used liquid nail. It didn't work.

about style: I really don't know. I'm looking for ideas. I even went to youtube. but I didn't find good video on stylish bathroom ceiling lights.
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The one above the shower, I'd probably just get a new "Retrofit LED trim ring". They are about $15-25, and will include new springs to hold it in place. It screws into the socket and will look similar, but a bit newer. You'll want one that's marked as water-resistant, though I think most/all of them are.

The fan looks like a standard size. If it's a Nutone, you can probably get a new, replacement cover.
If you want to replace the whole fan, it'll probably include a bit of drywall repair. Take a look in your local stores or Amazon. There are some different styles of fans, but not a whole lot.

I tend to install a fan that's just a fan only, then install other lights. My 'go-to' when designing a bathroom is to use either two sconce lights on either side of the mirror, or a fixture above the mirror. I'm not a fan of recessed lights in bathrooms - other than over the shower/tub. But it's definitely a personal opinion. Some modern-looking bathrooms look great with a couple recessed lights.

Depends on how much work you want to get into!
Old 01-10-21, 07:09 PM
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If the bath is small, I'd ditch the shower light and put a big combo light/fan/heat unit in the center. If you have a vanity or sconce type light, you would have plenty of light.

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