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  • #31
    Originally posted by twiney View Post
    Peasie just noticed you did the recessed light in the shower. Somebody looked on me strange when I said I was doing that. Absolutely love it. ..
    It was the contractor's idea. I wish I had done the same i the upstairs guest bath. The cover for the recessed light it closes the bulb. I'll try to get a closer shot.

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    • #32
      So you went with contractor C?
      Show me your papers.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by Peasie View Post
        So now I have four contractor bids. Let's say, my budget is $20k.

        Contractor A = 15,000
        Contractor B = 18,999
        Contractor C = 12,000
        Contractor D = 17,000

        All are licensed, bonded, and insured. Contractor B and D are large companies but Contractor D is family-owned. Contractor A is just starting out and I suspect I may have problems with him completing work on time.

        While Contractor C is least costly, I actually liked his work before he submitted his bid. He has great references and he works with only one partner. He is a master carpenter and his partner is a master electrician. He is methodical and the work will take about 10 weeks.

        How to choose?
        Originally posted by Blackstar* View Post
        So you went with contractor C?
        no. I went with contractor D.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Peasie View Post
          It was the contractor's idea. I wish I had done the same i the upstairs guest bath. The cover for the recessed light it closes the bulb. I'll try to get a closer shot.
          I should take a picture of mine one of these days... have to get the covered one to use in shower or it wont be up to code.

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          • #35
            It's called a recessed shower light trim and mine looks something like this. It costs about US$20 and easily available at Home Depot.

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            Tired of these workmen in my house now. Project taking an extra week as custom cabinets coming next week. Chrrps.

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            • #36
              This is the one I've in my bathroom



              Originally posted by Peasie View Post
              It's called a recessed shower light trim and mine looks something like this. It costs about US$20 and easily available at Home Depot.

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              Tired of these workmen in my house now. Project taking an extra week as custom cabinets coming next week. Chrrps.

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              • #37
                If you have any recessed downlights, please consider cree LEDS. They even sell them at home depot and are easy to install
                http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cree-6-in...84?N=5yc1vZbol

                energy saver
                If you don't fight for what you deserve, you deserve what you get.
                We are > Fossil Fuels --- Bill McKibben 350.org

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                • #38
                  @ what Kia said

                  I have 22 (yes, 22) recessed lights in the basement. Home Depot had a sale on these Philips SlimStyle LED dimmable light bulbs and I am a big fan. They are very light weight.

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                  • #39
                    I was told ours is the energy saving one

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Peasie View Post
                      @ what Kia said

                      I have 22 (yes, 22) recessed lights in the basement. Home Depot had a sale on these Philips SlimStyle LED dimmable light bulbs and I am a big fan. They are very light weight.

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                      Cool! Saw the price on home depot. If you were in NJ you could get them for $9.95 through the NJ clean energy program

                      http://www.energyfederation.org/njcl...3187_5407_8561

                      I looked to see if MD had a similar program and it ended up being at home depot so you got a good deal
                      If you don't fight for what you deserve, you deserve what you get.
                      We are > Fossil Fuels --- Bill McKibben 350.org

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                      • #41
                        Bathroom finally completed. Instead of towel bars I put in robe hooks by the bath from which to hang towels. By the sink I put in a glass shelf and two towel rings below

                        Some pics





                        Curved shower curtain double-rod. They have to repaint around the window as I put in a new window. Bathroom has exhaust fan. Floor tiles are ceramic. Bath tiles are white subway tiles. Trim is mosaic glass and stone tile. Shower curtain found at Target for $7 and matches mosaic tiles.
                        Last edited by Peasie; 03-30-2015, 02:52 PM.

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                        • #42
                          looks good!
                          When its hot in the jungle of peace I go swimming in the ocean of love.....

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                          • #43
                            Here is the other side of the basement guest suite / family room. It is still a work in progress! I painted the tongue-in-groove pine paneling white with blue accent walls. This allows for a brighter, airier space.

                            Before and after



                            The floor is vinyl planks in a blanched wood pattern. I love it! You can't scratch it and it is easy to wipe clean.

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                            • #44
                              An interior French door at the bottom of the interior stairs offers a boundary and noise barrier.



                              In the last remodel four years ago I had opened up the upstairs to the downstairs by knocking down walls around the stairwell so the French door will reduce noise coming upstairs.

                              Leading down to basement living area.

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                              • #45
                                Lovely!! Well done Peasie! I love how you painted the wall paneling as it brightens the room significantly.

                                Smart move on the towel hooks because young men doan like hang up towels (as I am finding out)
                                If you don't fight for what you deserve, you deserve what you get.
                                We are > Fossil Fuels --- Bill McKibben 350.org

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