Sunday, October 4, 2009

Switch Out Overhead Lighting In A Rental

Most of the overhead lighting that comes with apartments are generally hideous which is why I switch them out whenever possible, usually with some kind of pendant.

I like paper lanterns from Pearl River Mart. They make the largest impact while spending the least amount of money. Get a cord kit that an electrician can cut for a hardwire connection.

The last shot shows you can reposition the light if your junction mount is in the wrong spot.


Anonymous said...

How much does it cost to have an electrician install, and then uninstall when you move out?

laura said...

I had my installer do it who is not a electrician but knows what he's doing and is very safe (turning off the electric via the breaker box).

you could always give a call to a local electrician and see what they would charge for your area. sorry it's not a specific answer but i'm in nyc and they may charge more or less for where you live anyway.

hope that helps!