Let there be light!

4 May

We live in an older area that is close to downtown and it has seem much redevelopment in the last few years, so there are constantly new listings that pop up for “renovated” homes. The one thing that boggles me, is when someone puts in a lot of time, money and effort into redoing a space, but completely overlooks the lighting aspect. Many of these post war homes have only a single light in the center of a room; some none at all and are solely lit by side lamps and floor lamps. I think nothing can do more for updating a space than layering the lighting and its really easy to add dimmer switches.

This house only had 60amp service, so we called in an electrician to upgrade to 100amp and put in a new panel.  In our area its against code to have it located in a stairwell (its only two steps in our case), so afterwards we needed the panel moved to the basement following the inspection.

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We’re lucky, because Ryan not only enjoys electrical work, but he’s really good at it (and that’s straight from the electrical inspector ), so we were able to wire the basement ourselves, put in pot lights in the living room and add in floor heating to the main bathroom.

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One Response to “Let there be light!”

  1. Stacey@agoodehouse May 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more! Lighting is so important and it amazes me that so many people “live in the dark”. (literally and figuratively) HA! My husband teased me about all the places I wanted to add lighting saying it was going to be too much. He’s happy NOW that we have it. Those pot lights are (in my opinion) one of the best things to add. Great choice. How wonderful that you guys are so experienced with the electrical. VERY HANDY!

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