The short answer to whether you can achieve this lighting look without a full bathroom renovation is yes, you can probably get close.
Who will I need?
You will need an electrician, a tiler and possibly a plumber. The electrician will need to cut into your tiles and will probably have to remove a few to reinforce the studs in your wall – you will need a tiler to repair around this and a plumber may need to move fixtures or pipes as necessary.
What will I need to ask my electrician for?
First up, you need to be aware that with any electrical work that is carried out in your home, a good electrician will not proceed unless your switchboard is up to date and you have all the basic safety requirements in place. If this is not the case, the first part of this job will be carrying out any required upgrades.
Once safety is sorted, this job would require the installation of the light and the rerunning of cables.
Because this light is in a wet area you would be asking for low voltage water proof lighting. This isn’t something you can typically get from Bunnings or Magnet Mart, you or your electrician will need to source this from a lighting supplier.
How long would this job take?
This job would typically take your electrician at least a full day to complete. Of course your tiler and plumber may take longer.
What would be the biggest barrier to achieving this lighting look?
Plumbing issues aside, it’s likely that the hardest part of this job would be sourcing a light that works in this particular way.
So, what do you think, would you ever give it a go or does it sound like too much hard work?