Dockside Chat - upgrade home interior lighting w/ pics

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BW23
04-06-2008, 03:38 PM
Guys,

I'm renovating a townhome and it has this type of light in the kitchen.

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I'd like to install this type or similar.

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How do I get rid of the 12 x 12 hole and mount the replacement light .....it most likely mounts via a recessed round box using a threaded post/ cross bar.

Thoughts ?


Duct Tape
04-06-2008, 03:51 PM
either patch it (would not be much fun), or use a large medallion to cover up the area.

such as: http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=195673-1189-PF270&lpage=none

kbrehbay
04-07-2008, 01:24 AM
Dave, Got any starboard left over from your boat projects? Cut a nice circle, rout the edges and glue it up with construction adhesive. :thumbsup: Easier than working with drywall.


BW23
04-07-2008, 07:40 AM
I'll remove the old and try to install one of these boxes........and then try to find a light fixture big enough to cover the Square hole.


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I need more LIGHT !

Duct Tape
04-07-2008, 01:59 PM
BW23 - 4/7/2008 10:40 AM

I'll remove the old and try to install one of these boxes........and then try to find a light fixture big enough to cover the Square hole.


33641


I need more LIGHT !

i just installed one of those in my daughter's bedroom to mount a ceiling fan. worked great :thumbsup:

Elusive
04-07-2008, 02:20 PM
If there are relatively few of the old recessed fixtures, what you are suggesting will work

It will look very unusual to have a bunch of those surface mounted fixtures in the kitchen. If there are several, I would recommend going with standard 6 1/2" round downlights

I would recommend going with round recessed fixtures in any case, unless you want the quick, easy solution. Round recessed fixtures will look much nicer, but require drywall repair to the ceiling



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