Any NYers have a lead on a good contractor for this bathroom that will not go away?
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I would consider ripping out the fanlights.
Ripping out the crown moulding and cleaning it up.
Ripping out the baseboards and putting in a larger square baseboard.
Ripping out the carpet and replace with a darker more interesting carpet.
Replace the kitchen ceiling light with recessed lighting.
Replace the stair railing with glass.
Repaint everything white.
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When I bought my house in 2009 I converted pretty much every lightbulb I could find into the CFL type so I'm not really all that concerned. We've known this was coming for 6 years so I don't really think it's a big deal to anyone. I thought most people had switched over anyways.