Category Archives: Decor

Let there be light!

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The night we handed over our cheque, we also spent some time looking at the model homes because I wanted to plan out lighting fixtures.

If you’re ever buying a house, make sure you ask about lighting fixtures. I was so surprised to learn that half of the light locations in the model homes were not standard. I’m not even talking about the fixtures themselves, but the wiring.

The great room didn’t have any lights in it, so we opted to add in 6 pot lights.

The kitchen also didn’t come with anything, so we’re putting in 4 pot lights there, as well as a fixture over our breakfast bar (I’m saving my pennies for this mason jar pendant from Pottery Barn).

The dining area comes standard with a decent looking chandelier, but I’ll swap that out eventually for something that goes with the jars.

All the other rooms have some sort of fixture in them, which is nice. We added in 2 more pot lights to the window seat in the master bedroom, and 1 pot light in our master shower, and 1 in the upper bathtub.

We really liked the look of the pot lights compared to having a million fixtures in such a confined area.

In the next month we’ll be meeting with the interior decorator to make all of our colour selections, and we also get to do a pre-drywall inspection of the house!

6 more months!!