Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Building Our First House - Our Lighting Choices

Hi Beauties.

Hope everyone's having a fabulous week! Thank you all for the love on my last "Building Our First Home: Exterior Color Choices" post! I'm flattered that you guys liked our selections! :) If you didn't have a chance to see them yet, be sure to check out my post HereBuilding Our First House ~ Exterior Color Choices

Today, I'm going to be sharing our interior and exterior lighting choices! We decided to upgrade the lighting on the first floor of the home where we will be entertaining our guests (foyer, dining, living, kitchen, powder room). On the second floor we opted for standard lighting. I actually much preferred the style of the standard lighting for both the master and hall bath vs. the pavilion collection, which I found a bit too "scrolly" for a less formal setting. Our hallway lighting and exterior lighting are also standard, and I actually rather like them! 
 As far as additional upgrades, we added a recessed lighting package in our kitchen ( 4 recessed lights around the island, and 2 pendant lights over the island). We also added 4 recessed lights in our living room; they are on a dimmer switch so it will be nice to adjust them as we like,for movies etc. Lastly, we added a recessed light over the bath/shower in the hallway bathroom, upon suggestion of our color coodinator (She had warned us it tends to get dark in the shower with only the vanity lights over the sink).  


House Lighting
(Upgrade 1 Pavilion Collection ~ Brushed Nickel)

Foyer A

Dining Room

Breakfast Nook

Powder Room
Pendant Lights over Kitchen Island
(Upgrade 3 Torino Collection ~ Brushed Nickel)

Recessed Lighting ( 4 in kitchen, 5 in living room, 1 in master bath, 1 in hall bath )

Other Lighting
 ( Standard ~ Brushed Nickel)

Master Bath

Hall Bath

Exterior Lighting
( Standard ~ Black )

Let me know what you think of our choices!
Did you opt for standard or upgraded lighting in your home??
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  1. This is sooo interesting ... I am in the lighting business and work in a showroom. Crazy to see how it's done in different places. ( it's also a little sad I looked at your lights and new part numbers and manufacture names)
    Lol . Happens after doing this for 12 years.

    1. By the way very smart on adding the recessed light upgrades! The choices will look great in that style of house! Can't wait to see more progress and choices !

  2. Love the selection Wendy :)very classy choices.xoxo

  3. I know this is a bit of a taboo question, BUT I was wondering how much you guys are paying to have a house like this built? My husband is active duty army so we won't be doing it for a while yet but THIS is exactly how we want to do it! I just love your selections on EVERYTHING so far and I am so excited to see the finished house!

    1. Thanks so much melissa! I'm excited to have you with us on our journey! & No problem, feel free to respond with your email and I can send you a private msg with more exact info ;)

    2. Thanks so much! I love house hunting, I'm such a nerd that I will just search relater sites looking at outrageously expensive houses just to oooo and ahhh over them haha. I have been dreaming up my "Dream Home" for YEARS now, so having an idea of pricing will be so great! My e-mail address is tigerbunny99801@yahoo.com.