COMMUNITY FORUM

CA94552

12:24PM | 03/01/07
Member Since: 02/28/07
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
In our small guest bathroom there is a 2X4ft recess in the ceiling over the sink/counter area. In the recess are 2 fluorescent bulbs, covered by a sheet of opaque plastic.

I hate how it looks, and would like to replace with a vanity light fixture.

Also would remove the metal frame, of course, and put up some kind of molding.

I will hire a pro, but am wondering what would be involved and if it's advisable.

thanks!
6921-replace_fluorescent_

fugazi48

07:19AM | 03/02/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
Yep, that is ugly.

Myself, I would do the work myself. I can't afford to pay someone more than I earn to do something I can probably manage.

If you want a wall mounted light fixture, you will have to fish your wires down to the wall and had a box their. Hopefully there is a stud nearby to support weight of your fixture.

I would leave an box on the ceiling portion also, because you will probably will have to get to the pigtails you spliced into this system. This will be covered with a blank plate painted to match the ceiling.

The Drywall isn't too difficult.

This job can be done in 2 or 3 visits if you do the painting yourself. Have to leave time for the Drywall compound to set.

If you did this yourself, materials would cost less than $10 + the cost of your new fixture and maybe your paint.

fugazi48

07:19AM | 03/02/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
pardon my spelling, I typed quickly and didn't pay much attention.

CA94552

08:22AM | 03/03/07
Member Since: 02/28/07
2 lifetime posts
Thank you.

So you're saying that whatever wiring is there feeding into the fluorescent fixture should be OK to connect to a box for the incandescent fixture.

I believe the box for the fluorescents is on the wall.

what you don't see in the photo, btw, is the plastic cover that hides the bulbs. but it's still ugly ;-)
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Oversize windows let the outside in, even in a cozy cottage bathroom like this one. A roller screen and wraparound shower ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1