Upgrading the Basement Bathroom Lighting – a Black Pendant

Jun 20 2021
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Continuing with our basement by upgrading the bathroom lighting! We’re getting pretty close to finishing up this room with the lighting now upgraded and only the cabinets left to paint. Its not exactly a large space so there was only SO much I could do in here with the lighting. The recessed can light above the shower was staying so I simply purchased the water proof can light cover for it. But the bare bulb above the sink was a great place for a major upgrade!

One thing I pat myself on the back for during the renovation is I put lights just about everywhere! I’ve been in far too many dark showers in my life so putting a light in all of them was a must for me. (Nothing like trying to shave your ankle while slippery, naked and in the dark…)

I also spoiled myself by adding lights to the inside of all of our closets too not to mention I scattered extra outlets everywhere. It really is about the little things…

Out in the main living space we embraced moody Edison bulb lighting throughout but that wasn’t going to work in here.

To me bathrooms should be BRIGHT unless we’re taking an hour long soak in a tub. (For that we have a sweet little table lamp in our master bath.)

For both bulbs in here I chose Bright White LEDs.

I chose this pendant for a couple of reasons. First, it was only $30 and it was black like I wanted! It was also prime so I got it here right away!

I also felt the hammered metal fit down here for our bathroom lighting by tying into our industrial vibe.

First I uninstalled the simple single bulb base and then wired this up in just a few minutes. I made sure it didn’t hang so low that it would interfere with anyone (except a giant) standing in front of the mirror.

What a major upgrade!

The new trim on the shower light certainly made the space feel more complete as well. I was going to paint the trim black to match the ceilings but I think it looks fine as is.

Since my last post about the bathroom (besides the new bathroom lighting) I also painted out the vent cover and the grate of the heater in here as well.

Its all slowly coming together!

Next up: I’m going to tackle those cabinets!

Continuing with our basement by upgrading the bathroom lighting! We're getting pretty close to finishing up this room

Continuing with our basement by upgrading the bathroom lighting! We're getting pretty close to finishing up this room

Continuing with our basement by upgrading the bathroom lighting! We're getting pretty close to finishing up this room

Continuing with our basement by upgrading the bathroom lighting! We're getting pretty close to finishing up this room

Continuing with our basement by upgrading the bathroom lighting! We're getting pretty close to finishing up this room

Continuing with our basement by upgrading the bathroom lighting! We're getting pretty close to finishing up this room

Continuing with our basement by upgrading the bathroom lighting! We're getting pretty close to finishing up this room

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  1. June 22, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Your work is so full of useful information.

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