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24th-Mar-2008 05:25 pm
So, I placed the lighting order, today.

We are now estimated to reach a total of 5% over budget.  (We were at 2% before I started making aesthetic choices.)  Still, low enough that we're going to swallow it.  You only build a dream house once, right?

So, most of the lighting is simple half-moon sconces,  But I am very excited about the lights for the entry way.  There are 4 sconces in the foyer, two on each wall.  I found a pair (left/right) sconces that I think do a nice job of repeating the flow theme from the tiles.  They also emphasize the inside/outside balance I've got going.  What do you think? 

And, if that's not cool enough for you, there are these larger sconces in a similar theme.  These will flank the entryway from the living room side.

Things are progressing.

I am happy.

I am broke.
24th-Mar-2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
Very Nice!

25th-Mar-2008 12:07 am (UTC)
VERY nice.

I think 5% over budget is within the "margin of error". And those lights are worth it.

When I got all the windows replaced a couple of years ago, I originally ordered sliding windows (i.e. they slide sideways to open, not up) to replace the side-by-side windows in one living room wall. After thinking about it for a day, I called the salesman and asked how much it would cost to get the same window as in the rest of the house, instead. It was an extra $150, and I figure it's WEP that I don't think, "Gee, I should have bought the other style of window" every time I look at that wall.

Edited at 2008-03-25 12:09 am (UTC)
25th-Mar-2008 01:43 am (UTC)
I completely understand.

I was devastated when I realized the island in the kitchen was simply all wrong. The pipes had already been put in, so the sink pretty much had to go where it was. But ...

Finally, I told Husband that, even if it were somewhat expensive, it would be worth moving everything so that I
wouldn't curse that island every time I worked at the stove. Husband, being a clever man, agreed.

As it turned out, it only cost us $25 in plumbing costs. It was a bit more for the cabinetry change, but minimal.

Sometimes, it just works out.
28th-Mar-2008 03:58 am (UTC)
Gorgeous lights, Carol. Worth every penny!

25th-Mar-2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
Very pretty!
28th-Mar-2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
ooh, purty!
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