The art was a chance find and gives the space a jolt. The National Electric Code NEC from 2011 requires that any part of a light fixture including crystals dangling from chandeliers must be a minimum of 8 feet above the highest portion of a tubs.
George II Chandelier brings a French finish above an oval bathtub in a transitional white and gray bathroom.
Chandelier over freestanding tub. Love the chandelier and painting. This doesnt mean you shouldnt install a chandelier above your bath tub. Then where do you hang a chandelier over a bathtub.
If you want to hang a chandelier above a bathtub youll need a taller than average ceiling. Always check with the local code office to find out which restrictions for a chandelier over a bathtub have been adopted in your town. French crystal globe chandelier brings a sophisticated and sparkly appeal above a modern freestanding bathtub and window fitted with a gray trellis Roman shade in a white and gray master bathroom.
Trulia Classy primary bathroom features rich wood vanities and a walk-in shower that complements with the deep soaking tub illuminated by a fancy chandelier that hung from the tray ceiling. Says that hanging fixtures should be at least 8 feet above the top of the bathtub rim. A showstopping chandelier is a sure way to up the luxe factor of your bath.
An Aerin Sanger Chandelier illuminates a freestanding bathtub placed on honed geometric floor tiles beneath a vintage floor mount tub filler mounted under a window. The other moral of the story is that unless you have ceilings at least 10 high you likely cannot place a chandelier directly over your bathtub. Since we are seeing so many chandeliers installed over bathtubs I can only conclude that one of three things is happening.
But youre supposed to have a very tall ceiling to do it and even then the light should be rated for a wet or damp. Because of that chandeliers look best in bathrooms that are at least 100 square feet says Melissa Lewis principal designer at Lewis GiannouliasLewis and fellow principal designer Cari Giannoulias even increase that limit to 150 square feet if their client wants a freestanding tub walk-in. Says that hanging fixtures should be at least 8 feet above the top of the bathtub rim.
Finished in gleaming brass and dripping with glass rods this multilayered piece would elevate even the most uninspiring of bath fixtures. They could be more stringent or less so. Shop all chandeliers Contributors.
If thats not doable in your space consider hanging the chandelier at the center of the room for a fancy bathroom thats luxurious and still up to code. I love chandeliers over free standing bathtubs but obviously size and scale are really important so youre not hitting your head getting out of the tub If you have high ceilings over 9 ft then I say go bigger. Primary bathroom features a black chandelier and freestanding bathtub that sits next to the walk-in shower fixed on the marble tiled wall.
If thats not doable in your space consider hanging the chandelier at the center of the room for a fancy bathroom thats luxurious and still up to code. Youll also need a light fixture that is rated for wet or damp locations. Chandeliers take up more space physically and visually than recessed lighting.
Warm primary bathroom boasts a freestanding bathtub and wooden sink vanity with a round tufted ottoman in the middle lighted by a vintage chandelier and matching wall sconces. And yes local codes can be different. For a chandelier that is centered in the room mount it at least three feet away from the tub if room size allows.
Due to strict building codes for wet environments the chandelier must be at least 3 from the edge of the tub. 1 Inspectors are not properly enforcing their local building codes. At least 8 above the highest point from the tubs edge.
Hang a mini chandelier in the bathroom over the tub to add a touch of luxury drama and glamour to the room. Determine the size of the lighting fixture by taking one-third the length of the tub. The National Electric Code for the US.
The chandelier over the tub was a must for this petite homeowner. A garden tub is often in a corner or off to one side of the bathroom in a smaller area. Cord-connected luminaires chain- cable- or cord-suspended-luminaires lighting track pendants and ceiling-suspended paddle fans shall not have any parts located within a zone measured 3 feet 914 mm horizontally and 8 feet 2438 mm vertically from the top of a bathtub rim or shower stall threshold.
A fancy chandelier hangs over the freestanding tub in this primary bathroom showcasing a modern fireplace fixed to. She is not a big bath person so wanted something pretty to look at as she entered the room. The orb chandelier I listed would look pretty in many room styles and it comes in three sizes so maybe check out that one.
Mini chandeliers also look great hanging above nightstands but remember the 30 36 rule. The National Electric Code for the US. Bathroom If the chandelier is centered over a tub allow approximately eight feet of clearance from the edge of the tub to the ceiling.
And hung over a fabulous freestanding tub.