What was the consensus of under the cabinet lighting for the kitchen? Our previous house had these little disc type spotlight things that were hardwired and we are thinking about them for the new house as well. Would be LED and in the 3000K range as I like that light output a lot. Better to do the little spotlights or a bar type setup?
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In my current place, The kitchen was lit by a single fixture (3-globe overhead fixture in the center of the room) and thus all of the light gets blocked by shadow when standing in front of certain areas. So I installed a hood with built-in lighting over the stove, and some Ikea LED strips over the sink/counter on the other side. Nice bit of light to fill in what my body blocked.
The cheaper ikea light strips were nice (the more expensive ones with adjustable color have too high of a color temp in their whites)...and dirt cheap. To do a full install with them, you gotta buy multiple sets and make your own extension wires (since you don't want them to each have a separate power plug and switch).
After browsing houzz for a while I found that I like the look that a strip of LEDs provides more than spot lights. Also thinking of lights on top of the cabinets as ours do not reach the ceiling but that may be a little overboard. Our current setup in the square kitchen is 4 larger recessed lights and 2 spot lights over the sink. Just thinking over ideas now...
Just moved into our first house last night. So many headaches already, but much more room that the condo. We have had a contractor do a terrible job building a closet and had to kick him out. Our flooring guys called the day they were to start to tell us they were too busy to do our house, so we found someone else, but they didn`t finish until 9pm the night we had moved in.
Now our AC is leaking water onto the basement floor... I have been trying to fix it with aluminum tape, anyone have any recommendations on how to best seal it, or should I just call in a pro?
Edit: picture of an evaporator coil
My 2 cents worth, Heat Exchange Pump is way way way more effeicient , smaller, quieter , does not require huge ugly ducts inside your rooms and can heat your place up as well as cool it. And boy do they cool fast, what took my central AC 45 minutes is accoplished in 10min. by the heat pump.
Do you have alternative dehumidification? A properly sized AC should take a bit of time, since you generally want the humidity taken out along with the heat. If you cool too fast, the AC won't be on long enough to dehumidify the place.