electrician, installation, wiring, lighting
Written by Larry Cook

Is a Bathroom Luxurious Without a Chandelier?

Nowadays, a bathroom would not be considered luxurious without a chandelier. During the last twenty years, bathroom design has undergone a remarkable transformation. Homeowners now want modern styling, smart functionality, and tasteful luxury when they are buying, renovating, or remodeling. Although a bathroom is not typically where one finds a chandelier, it has become widely accepted in luxury environments.

Electrical Safety

Now that you know a chandelier can be a marvelous addition to your luxury bathroom, please consult with a licensed electrician prior to installation and refer to the National Electric Code (NEC) section below regarding this topic. 

“410.4(D) Bathtub and Shower Areas. No parts of cord-connected luminaires (fixtures), hanging luminaires (fixtures), lighting track, pendants, or ceiling-suspended (paddle) fans shall be located within a zone measured 900 mm (3 ft) horizontally and 2.5 m (8 ft) vertically from the top of the bathtub rim or shower stall threshold. This zone is all encompassing and includes the zone directly over the tub or shower stall.”

To put it simply: Water and electricity should not mix, and a chandelier should be installed far away from water. In addition, the chandelier you select for your bathroom should be capable of resisting humidity.

Elegant Cascading

Ever growing in popularity, cascading designs that feature delicate prisms and crystal chains that appear to be suspended in mid-air are wonderfully graceful. Having a cascading chandelier installed in your luxury master bathroom will add that finishing flair of elegance.

Small and Timeless

Opting for a small glass chandelier is a traditional, yet timeless, choice for a luxury bathroom. Considerably less expensive, it would still be considered tasteful for high-end environments, which may be smaller. Powder rooms would be another appropriate place for these elegant chandeliers because of their limited area. For either situation, it will be important to complement the style of the other lighting fixtures.

Style Enhancement

A strong personal statement, your choice of chandelier should suit your own taste and style. It will be the focal point of your luxury bathroom, but the selection and installation of every chandelier should be performed with caution in terms of style. It is important to keep in mind that the chandelier should enhance its surroundings, not overpower them.

Electrical Peace of Mind

Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs. For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.