CCSRpersonal: Our Big House Renovation – Half Way There!

Well, we are at the half way mark! I was just telling someone yesterday that the only way that the drywall even got up on schedule is because of some faithful people PRAYING for us! SO, we have all rough in completed – and drywall is on, taped and mudded – and all cabinetry boxes are in! Countertops have been measured. Hardwood has begun to be laid and tile is going in as we speak! Doors have all been primed and painted and some walls have the first coat of paint on! PRAISE THE LORD – things are on schedule!

I know I have shared the Floor Plan with you in a previous post – but today I thought I would share the RCP/Lighting Plan with you and give you an idea of the changes we made – so that when you see the finished product you get an idea of what we did. Now, a little disclaimer – given a larger budget, we would have done more lighting, more layering, ie. wall sconces – and changing locations of a few things. But, we didn’t want to over do it with the costs – as renovations can be really tricky – you can’t just throw a light or switching in any old place that you would like!

Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 8.35.03 PMWe ended up adding around 35 recessed fixtures to the whole house-using renovation/retrofit pot lights – which allow the least amount of drywall damage to your ceiling. We also relocated a few junction boxes – so we could have two pendants above the island – a central light in the entry way and then added some sconces in the ensuite. We also added under cabinet lighting – which I find to make a huge impact in your kitchen. We had some amazing electricians – and they completed this rough in for us in three days. (Email me if you’d like their number!)

I really do love Restoration Hardware – and have decided to use a few of their light fixtures in our home. Here are the ones that we have ordered – see what you think!

BENSON PENDANT – Kitchen Island Pendant (Brushed-13″)

Benson Pendant

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BURLAP DOME PENDANT – Dining Table Pendant 42″

Dome Pendant

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FOUCAULT’S IRON ORB CHANDELIER RUSTIC IRON LARGE – Living Room Pedant 40″

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CHANDLER SCONCE – Ensuite Wall Sconce

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