Thursday, February 21, 2013

Latest tweak!

      Things are going well in "Verona Alley."   No major issues with the house. Ryan has been amazingly responsive to any warranty requests that have come up. Usually within one day, my request is acknowledged and promptly addressed.  All builders will be your best friend during the build, but it's after the build that counts the most. I hope this doesn't sound like a paid commercial  lol but I really need to recognize Ryan Homes for the service I've received.

     Here's the latest tweaks in the kitchen. Pendant lights added above the center island. I'm very pleased with these. Also had under-cabinet lighting added as well. I went with good old fashioned fluorescent lights because they are cheap to operate and run very cool. Other types of lights produce quite a bit of heat and can affect things inside the cabinets.

Meet Cocoa and Carmen, the newest residents of the house. 


  1. Did you have canned lights were the pendant lights are currently. Please tell me more about the under cabinet lights? Did you have additional switches put in to operate them. I will be adding mine after build and I am trying to get an idea of cost and the best light to use.

    Did you install or have an electrician install?

    1. In my travels I came across an electrician who does side work for a very good price. Because I had so many pictures of the pre-drywall, he was able to see where the wires are. He pushed up one of the existing cans to grab the wire and run it for the pendants. They work on the same switch as the 4 main can lights. He added 3 switches for the under cabinet lighting. All the work was done without a single nick in my drywall.

  2. Good to see you back! You were the first blogger I found so I guess I can were my blogspiration! Lol
    I cant wait to learn more interesting things you are doing. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thats one of my next projects, I finished out mt garage and we have added a backsplash for a reasonable price.