Sunday, March 29, 2020

Alternative Workout: Basement Remodel (lighting)

The one thing the stay-at-home order for Covid-19 along with having a bit of time off to use (use it or lose it) is I have made quite a bit of progress on my basement remodel. Yesterday's accomplishment was getting one part of the new recessed lighting installed. 

I used three Ostwin 6" LED lights to replace one very old ceiling sconce. This might be the first time that far corner has gotten adequate light. I was initially thinking this was an overkill amount of lighting, but now I think it works to give the area a much bigger feel. Additionally, I also put the lights on a three-way switch to allow operation from either end of the room. 

There are two additional recessed lights I'm nearly done adding on a four-way switch to operate at the top and bottom of the stairs as well as at the walkout entry door. I have the remainder of the electrical in place and will be finishing up the drywall hanging. In hindsight, I really should have bought the big bucket of drywall screws.

Both the getting the electrical up and running and getting the sheetrock up feel like enormous strides in the project. However, there's still a lot to do including: a little more framing, drywall finishing, flooring selection and installation, basement window upgrades (I'll just be doing the old awning/window well ones), and a thousand other little things as I come to them. I'm excited to show the project off as it gets to the finish line.

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