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Old 08-29-2014, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Just this past week I spent $20 on a few yardsale lamps. Currently have four, two in opposite corners, two on tables near the cushiest seats. It's not awesome but it is a lot brighter and cheaper than the several hundred quoted for wiring through the ceiling. "...make it do or do without..."
I don't actually think having overhead lighting in a living area is as important as having it in the kitchen. Good lights in the ceiling make working in the kitchen much more pleasant. You need overhead, or can lights, and lighting under cabs. This is the norm in newer homes now. It is what we got when we remodeled a kitchen in 2000. I remember that it made such a difference!

Yes it is pricey to get electrical work done in a home. But it is worth it, if you know what you want. Several years ago we had lighting put into a basement level living area, and it made a big difference. But I kept the lighting away from the TV area, because I saw no need to have it there. If you do reading in your living area, and if you work there or play games, or do other activities, it is a good idea to have new lighting put in. It really is.
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:49 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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We have overhead lighting in each room but I prefer lamps. The overhead lighting (with the exception of the kitchen) seems glaring to me. Selected lighting just seems more personal and intimate.

I collect vintage lamps and restore them. So lighting by lamps is not only a necessity but something fun for us. We have 3-4 lamps per room -- usually one tall, floor lamp, two side lamps (not really matching but similar size) and a small lamp which can light up a corner, the desk, or the one we leave turned on if we go out for awhile.
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