On Saturday, we made had a bathroom shopping spree at Home Depot, spurred by a coupon and a great need for a tub.
Four carts total including: three Kohler Highline toilets, one American Standard jetted five-foot tub, 12 sheets of concrete board, a stack of two by fours, a sink and tub faucet (Kohler Mistos) and a Rheem tankless water heater. Our coupon took $200 off (that was the max) and we got another $300 off because Ben found the same water heater online for about $150 less than Home Depot’s price. Remember, Home Depot has a ‘meet and beat’ policy. So they matched the online price and beat it by 10%. We love that policy.
I mentioned here that I was trying to talk Ben into my lighting plan. Well, he has agreed to it. What is that plan? I want to use pendants in place of sconces in the bathroom. Yes, I said pendants. So we looked at HD’s options, seeing two things I like. This Home Decorators bubble pendant for $70 each.
While I liked the style, I’d like to stay under 100 bucks for both pendants. Then I looked at Lowes, where I found a few more options. I really wanted to use these pendants in the kitchen, and quite like them for a bathroom. At $41 each, we’re under budget, but Ben has a requirement of using standard sized bulbs so we’re not on a wild light bulb hunt when we need replacements. Too bad these are tiny little bulbs.
I do like this ORB cylinder pendant for $48. Similar to the one above, but I like that the bulb is concealed. We prefer to use CFL bulbs to cut down on consumption, but they’re not pretty.
The style is great, but we’ve got chrome faucets and other chrome accents. Too bad this only comes in ORB. I’m still considering it though.
I also like this polished nickel pendant for $48. It’s chrome, a mix of traditional/industrial style, and takes a standard bulb. However, I’m concerned this won’t give adequate lighting.
Right now, the only light in the bathroom is from two small sconces. We bought a Sky Tube to add natural light, but we probably won’t have an overhead light in the ceiling. So, what to do?
Do you have similar lights? Are they bright enough? Which style do you prefer? Are you on board with pendants in place of sconces? I’m excited for it.