Mostly electrical. We're starting to get down to decision time on a lot of stuff and it's going to quickly get overwhelming.
- We have a 9 foot hallway. Fixture or can lights? FWIW we currently have fixtures in the existing house. I could update fixtures easily but not to cans.
- What kind of lighting do I want in the laundry room? There is a window and half glass door. Room is 9'6x8'10.
- where should I put lights in the bathroom? Doing a single barn light over each sink area if it matters, unless you say I want a double for each. Do I want one over the shower or is that a PITA? Bathroom outlets are currently in the middle of the 6' vanity. Would I rather have them on the sides? Room is 8'8x9'6.
- we are doing a barn door for our walk in closet door. Do I want it to match the rest of our doors, or something more decorative and accenty?
And I'd love any thoughts on outlets, light switches etc. as we are going to do a walkthrough with the electrician soon.
I agree with pot lights in the hallway and laundry.
Yes to the light in the shower. One thing that bothers me about the switches in our master bath is that one of them is a light and fan combined to one switch, but the light is to the main light and not the shower light so it doesn't really make sense. I was going to have them fix it on our punch list but we had so many other things that I let it slide and it annoys me every time.
Barn doors I think of as more of a feature than just regular doors that are purely functional. I would go rustic or something that makes it stand out more.
Would it not annoy you that the hallway in the addition has pots, and the hallways in the main house are not? I should add that the new hall is basically an extension of the existing hall, but with a dining room in the middle of them.
I do tend to agree with the pot lights but not sure or the inconsistency would be annoying. Since the ceiling has asbestos that wouldn't be changing anytime soon.
Do you like the fixtures in your existing hallway? If you do, and can get a consistent look then go ahead and do a flush mount surface light. Or you could upgrade the ones on the existing hallway to match this hallway now. That works too.
I like the ease of the fact that I don’t have to decide on a specific look with potlights.
Thanks! It's so hard when I don't really know what I'm doing and cant see stuff in person.
As an update to the original post, we are doing cans in the laundry, and fixture in the hall. I have shoppers fatigue and a lot of contingency costs so I'll just do a nippleless boob light with black and be done with it. I can update all of the lights in the house do they match for a few hundred dollars.