We’ve been jumping back and forth between decisions that need to be made. We have yet to pick out a kitchen sink, decide on tile for the backsplash in the kitchen, order our cork floors, decide on flooring in the bathrooms or which tiles go where. Phew, that’s a lot to get done this weekend. Kidding. Not really.
Right now, the big issue to decide on is lighting. We got a good start. Our friend Sean hooked us up with a great lighting design. We’ve met with a few electricians and finally picked one who does quality work and is affordable.
We already have a few fixtures purchased also.
For over the island over the kitchen we’re installing 3 of these:
We bought 3 of these – 2 for over the dining room table and one to hang staircase area.
We (I) splurged for this one that will hang in the master bedroom.
We also sort of splurged on the fixture in the band’s practice space.
So that’s as far as we got. We need to decide on ceiling mounts for the rest of the house. I think we need 6 of them (2 bedrooms, master closet, tv room, living room and apartment/craft room) if my math is right. Right now, here are the front runners.
So we think the decision is really between options 1 & 2. We like 3, but it’s not holding our attention. I really like 4, but I think it’s out of our price range. I asked our contractor (my dad) how much we should be paying for our ceiling fixtures and he said about $30. Options 1 & 2 are both more than that, but not by much. Micah likes option 1 more. I found 3 of them on Amazon.com for $34.99 plus tax but shipping is free. They say more is on the way, but I’m not sure what that actually means. I also found a version of this fixture on ebay for $49.99 but there was a make an offer option. I could probably get it down to $30 a piece but it’s $8 shipping per fixture.
I found option 2 at a few places, but the cheapest I’ve found them for is $42 including tax and shipping. It’s a little more than Micah’s favorite, but not by much. I think it has more style but I also feel like option is more versatile. Plus, we’re going for a modern but simple look and option 1 seems to fit that more.
Which would you choose? We’re also open to more suggestions (maybe).