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Old 05-24-2015, 06:37 AM
 
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We plan to redecorate the bathroom and will be replacing this long mirror with a narrow one. It may highlight the slightly off-center placement of the light fixture. We have no desire to move the fixture yet and would love some ideas on how to balance the look with another item or design feature. Ideas?
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:36 AM
 
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I'd put an oval mirror in that space and center it on the light. I think that light fixture is really just too small for that space and that is really what is causing the imbalance. It's pretty easy to change out a light fixture but if you want to keep that one, get an oval mirror instead.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:38 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Assuming the connection is centered behind the fixture, I would get a much longer (5 light) fixture and shift it, so its centered. It shouldn't require moving the connection more than a few inches, which is probably not difficult, and the larger fixture will hide the wall if you need to remove a bit of drywall to shift the connection box. I would also mount the fixture upside down, so you don't look up into the bulbs (pet peeve of mine).
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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It would appear that the light is off-center to the sink- neither pic was a good look.
And I'm betting the reason it's like that is because the vent stack is centered on the sink and there was no space for the J-box.

So, since the J-box is outta-whack your only choice is a strip fixture. It can be centered even though the wire connections are not- as opposed to the current light which has a small mounting base.

Another arrangement to consider is sconces; they work very well with tall narrow mirrors and the vent stack won't be an issue.
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:13 PM
 
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Hi, K'ledgeBldr:

You're exactly right about the light being off-center to the sink. (I don't have a camera with a wide enough lens to get a pic from straight across.) I like your ideas - thanks.
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