A chandelier is a fixture whose light consists of crystals that are mounted on a suspended chain. It is a popular and essential fixture to many homeowners, as it adds an elegance and grace to any type of bathroom. In fact, it can be easily considered as the central focus of the room. In case you are planning to change or renovate your bathroom and have a small budget for it, you should certainly go for a chandelier. The best part of a chandelier is that it can be positioned anywhere within the bathroom area. This means that there would be no problem for you to position it on any corner of the room, which is ideal if you are looking for some style as well as functionality in your bathroom.
Now that you know what makes a chandelier so unique and elegant, let us discuss some tips and techniques on how to mount this fixture in bathrooms with damp ceilings. If you are not sure on how to hang a chandelier properly, do not worry. We will provide you with the necessary tips in this article. By the time you are done reading this text, you would know how to position a chandelier in your bathroom with damp walls.
First of all, you need to make sure that there is no water leaking from the ceiling in your bathroom. You could also use condensation remover or water absorbent sponge to absorb excess moisture in the walls. You can also consider mounting your chandelier on the wall adjacent to your shower. However, if you are mounting your chandelier on the damp locations such as underneath the sink, you should first fix the drip tray below the sink. This would prevent the water dripping from the sink into the shower.
Once you have fixed the drip tray, fix the chandelier to its permanent position. You could either hang it using the mounting brackets provided with your chandelier or use drywall screws. If you choose the latter, make sure that the drywall screws are placed on the studs in your bathroom. Hanging the chandelier above the sink could cause water build up under the chandelier crystal. It could also cause a risk of scuff marks and water damage to your fixtures. If you choose the wall mounted option, be extra careful with the positioning because it could be slippery if the wall is wet.
As mentioned earlier, a small bathroom does not need a huge chandelier. A small bathroom design is already enough to accentuate the chandelier design. However, you could add more accessories to complement a small bathroom design such as small pendants, mini crystal chandelier lights, and small mirrors. These additional accessories would not only make the area look better, but they would also help you to easily manage the space.
If you are interested in adding a chandelier in bathroom to highlight a beautiful soaking tub, you should consider hanging the chandelier over the soaking tub. As long as the chandelier is hanging properly, you will be able to maximize the lighting that you receive from this bathing facility. However, this option might not be possible in areas where there is no available shower enclosure. For this particular situation, you could opt for a wall mounted chandelier instead. However, be sure that you have a large enough space so that the chandelier can fit right into the shower stall without blocking any of the drainage pipes or holes.