This is not the most glamorous post I’ll ever create, but it is one of the more exciting ones. For me. We “finished” our kitchen MONTHS ago but one small project still lingered. And it lingered because although it was small in scale, it was large in difficulty (and impact).
In an effort to bring our home into the 21st Century we have upgraded many elements throughout. Plumbing, electrical, layout, design aesthetic, etc. One area I felt could not be ignored in our mission to do this was kitchen lighting.
In the sort-of middle of our kitchen ceiling hung a very dated ceiling fan/light fixture. Not only did I hate the ugly the fan/light look, but it also didn’t operate on a switch. You had to manually pull the chord of the fan/light every time you wanted to turn either element on. Why this was never connected to a switch, I’ll never know. But I did know that it bothered me on both levels of form and function. And it had to go.
Enter: months of debate about how to remedy this problem and if it was even worth it (Ian wasn’t convinced that it was). Finally, one day a few weeks ago, he came to me and said, “ok I’m tackling the kitchen lighting project this weekend.” I was ecstatic!
I’m not sure how the man did it but somehow he was able to run wires from the floor in the nursery to the kitchen ceiling and install three recessed lights per my request. AND he put the lights on a switch without having to remove any drywall. Again, I don’t know how he did it, but I do know that he was my favorite person that day.
And now our kitchen is actually, for real, no joke, FINALLY complete. And we’re comfortably settled in the 21st Century.