Who do you have install a vanity light fixture?

I am in the process of redoing a very 1980s era bathroom. I just painted the vanity, new tile, painted walls, all new fixtures. I am installing a new vanity faucet in a few days.
The prior owner remodeled the kitchen, new entry door, new roof, new carpet, and repainted the bedrooms and living room.
However, the fixtures are the original ones when the house was built in 1988. I can do basic plumbing and cosmetic maintenance. I don't like to mess with electricity. To change a bathroom fixture who would I contact an electrician or handyman? I've gone on home maintenance sites who gave a rough estimate of around $140 for the light fixture to be replaced.
Thanks for any help.
q who do you have install a vanity light fixture , bathroom ideas
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  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Jul 12, 2016
    If you ha a handy person that can do electrical it will be cheaper . But with a house that old there might be some problems with the wiring so I would go with a profession licenced electrician
  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Jul 12, 2016
    Sorry my computer will not let me correct my misspelled words ??? Should be If you have a handy , professional
  • Geri Geri on Jul 12, 2016
    1980s isn't that old, wiring should be up to current standards. Just be sure to turn off the breaker, and follow the directions in the package (white-to-white, black to black, green to ground). It's really easy, but if it still makes you nervous, a handyman (or woman!) will charge you a lot less than a licensed electrician ...
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jul 12, 2016
    Changing out a fixture is an easy DIY. It doesn't make sense to pay someone $140 to install a fixture that most likely cost half that. Be sure to shut off the power to that room and follow how you take the old fixture down...you do just the opposite to install the new one.
  • Evon Ward Evon Ward on Jul 14, 2016
    I agree with MN Mom-why pay someone else to do this? I had a house a few years ago and did a lot of diy on it that I had no idea before that that I could do. You could use a voltage tester to be sure you have the power off before you start, then follow instructions in the package your new fixture came in. It really isn't hard, will save you money, and you'll have a lot of satisfaction over it. Good luck!
  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Jul 14, 2016
    I would do it myself. I've also installed and replaced ceiling fans. First step is look up info. Another first step is to be sure the electricity is off when you do the work.