Monday, January 18, 2010

Lighting Dilemma

I've been spending way too much time browsing lighting websites. I had no trouble choosing bathroom fixtures etc but lighting has been overwhelming. I'm specifically looking for two pendants over the island, an entry way light (small space w/vaulted ceiling) and a dining room light. The dining room and kitchen are open so I think the lighting fixtures need to complement each other.

I was thinking this one would look good over the island. It comes with a frosted glass too, but I couldn't find a photo with the antique bronze finish.

I really like this one for the dining room. The space is small and this light is 10.5 inches in dimeter.
I can't tell if this one would be good for the entry way. It doesn't really look like an entry way light but it could work. It could even go over the island.
I also like this one for the entry. It's technically a schoolhouse style light but it doesn't scream schoolhouse.

Monday, January 11, 2010

First of Many Milestones

Looks like we're moving forward. We went ahead and submitted our application to be put on the agenda for the Feb meeting to receive a variance from the town. The next big hurdle is financing. Assuming all goes well, construction will begin the first of May and the project should be completed by mid-Sept. That's much better than the one year time frame I was expecting.