powered by
Design Dilemma
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Design Dilemma
Professionals
Users

Oh no I think new lights are too high??

hyehouseFebruary 1, 2013
So we thought we measured everything to the tee, but now that these sconces are in, they seem way too high. I need your opinions, please! Should we reset them? May mean we'll need to re-wallpaper...

Thanks much!!
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sayboone
What else is going on or near the wall?
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 1:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Wow Great Place
They do look too close to the ceiling. I imagine a mirror/sink goes between these? Is this a powder room?
I generally put sconces at about 66" from the floor to the center of the fixture, but that is a suggestion only, always best decided on site. Since these are uplighters, I would go at least that high. What height are the junction boxes set at now? You might be able to lower them a good 4" without exposing the old spot where the junction box was, given the position of the bolts holding the sconce to the wall....cross your fingers!
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 1:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
judianna20
Before you do anything too costly, try hanging the sconces upside down. They are quite contemporary and it just may work.
2 Likes    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 2:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hyehouse
Yes, it's a powder room and the plan is to put a mirror in between the sconces and a large vanity that spans almost the whole wall will be slid in that space. The top end of sconce is 8 inches away from crown molding. I called the electrician to see if he can move them down a few inches and hope the holes will still be covered. I really appreciate your guys' comments!
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 2:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Wow Great Place
Not sure these can be turned upside down, you would lose the effect of the "torch" look. If moving the boxes to the "right" spot means having to re-wallpaper, you may want to consider changing sconces instead....still have a sconce with a long back plate, so it allows some flexibilty on placement, with the hope of covering the holes....great wallpaper, by the way!!
1 Like    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 2:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Wow Great Place
Oh, and if the electrician can't make this work, then your wallpaper installer may be able to just replace those two strips, would not usually have to repaper the entire wall. Hope you have some left over??
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 2:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hyehouse
I do have quite a bit leftover! Thanks so much for the advice!
1 Like    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 2:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Kelli Kaufer Designs
Can you post a photo that has the entire wall in it? Kind of hard to imagine what is going on in the space. Thank you!
    Bookmark   October 13, 2014 at 7:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
AllAmericanAmy
omg I have wallpaper envy going on. Beautiful! Where u get it?? Tell us plz :)
    Bookmark   Thanked by hyehouse    October 13, 2014 at 7:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Genevieve
Yes they are too high ,I love them and your wall paper as well ,good choice :) can those be flipped upside down ? It doesn't look like they can be :(
1 Like    Bookmark   October 13, 2014 at 8:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hyehouse
The wallpaper is graham and brown and we ended up repositioning the lights and they look amazing now.
1 Like    Bookmark   October 13, 2014 at 8:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
AllAmericanAmy
we'd love to see the final picture! PS: Thanks for the info :)
    Bookmark   October 13, 2014 at 9:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Interior Affairs -- Vickie Daeley
Yep! They are too high...sconces should be about 60" -65" from the floor.
    Bookmark   October 13, 2014 at 10:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Wow Great Place
Um....folks...this post is 18 months old, long since solved....
1 Like    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 5:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hyehouse
Yes it's been more than a year since the remodel but here's the final outcome! Thanks ladies for your comments and advice!!
5 Likes    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 12:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Genevieve
Stunning !
    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 3:37PM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
What do you think of the colors in our new kitchen?
We just finished remodeling the kitchen (tile, granite...
opelletier
How do I reach a high light fixture?
I have to buy a light fixture for a stairwell. How...
skylinewater
DIY Kitchen Banquette too high?
So I've attempted to build banquette seating on my...
nixx22
I have stunning "orange" colored high back sofas and I need a formal living room color!
Hi. I inhereted two lovely, very formal "orange" colored...
Greg the PAINT-IT! guy
High ceilings... high windows... high game table?
With 10' ceilings and 8' windows in this brick sunken...
lisabaney
More Discussions
Outdated kitchen needs help!
Hi there, My parents kitchen is very outdated and...
julielauer
Need help understanding what this open shelf is for
We just bought a home and inherited a recently remodeled...
asmmmm
Help tub faucet install fail or fine?
Contractor installed my new Bain ultra tub. I was...
lseatv1520
Just moved in, huge dilemma!
We just moved into this house and we have a very big...
decorrookie
Should I replace my 40 year old cast cast iron tub, while remodeling?
Our old tub is in pretty good shape. But, seems like...
jaw4x2
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.