Our House Renovation Project: Lighting

Our house is quite old but
sadly it does not retain many of its original features anymore, we still have
two beautiful ceiling roses remaining and want to hang on to them if
possible. Both could do with more
attractive light fittings, especially in the hallway where they have just stuck
a big unsightly light in the middle of the delicate plasterwork I do worry what
will happen when we try and replace that which we desperately need to do as you can see.

The boys playroom is not quite so bad as the existing light does not
obscure the ceiling rose, I would prefer a full on chandelier if I was dreaming
big though!

As
the house was transformed into a commercial property before we bought it they
stripped back it natural beauty in favour of practical light fittings for the
residents. If anything it was a bit
overboard on lighting with additional emergency lighting in case of a power
outage but I guess that was a necessity when you run a business. We have been thinning the extra lights that
were unwanted to return the place to a domestic residence. We still have lots to do; I was looking on LED Hut at
spotlights for the kitchen. I really do
not like the bulky options they picked in there, we have not got the budget to
do much in the kitchen at the moment, but replacing the lights and giving it a
lick of paint would go some way to making it a more attractive space.

We
have had lots to do with this property and its slow progress, you cannot see
much taking shape indoors because of the extent of the work needed
outside. It’s been an expensive project
but we are feeling quite upbeat again (for the moment anyway!) because the
leaks to the front of the house seem to have stopped! So hopefully we can claw back some money to pay off a few bits
and then crack on with our next project. 
My eldest still grumbles that the house is not finished but it was never
going to be done quickly, we had a five year timeframe in mind and now we are
closing in to year two I might have to up it to a six, seven or eight years for
this renovation!

It
would be lovely though to sort out the issues with lighting, we have much work
to do. Our dining room is very dark so
that could do with more lights installed, downlights look great because they
apparently use 90% less electricity, having so many lights here I think any
savings would be much appreciated.

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