Over the course of the winter, we decided to change some of the light fixtures in the rooms and hunted for the best options. First: Creature Comfort, our "luxury room", needed better than a bare bulb hanging from the ceiling. We debated the pros and cons of leaving the antique fixture but decided that if we left the two nicer ones (with the dogwood flower design in brass) in the hallway we could switch this one out (of course we saved the old fixture, it's safe and sound). Hunting locally was fruitless but Amazon.ca finally provided the best solution: a Savoy House Lighting semi-flush ceiling mounted fixture with a creamy/cloudy marble glass.
Our Meadow was really the instigator for the lighting changes: while this fixture was beautiful, our Meadow really needed better air circulation even with the 4 windows and bathroom fan. Now, with this Kendal Lighting 3-speed fan with seperately controlled fan, guests will be able to make themselves perfectly comfortable. It runs super-quiet and is balanced just right. We found this one at Chatelaine Lighting in Guelph.
So where could we put the fixture we removed from the Meadow? Again, a single, bare bulb was all that our Fox Hole had as a ceiling fixture. It wasn't enough, the room felt "industrial" and unfinished. Now, look at it: this antique light with its old glass looks perfect here and raises the room's overall appearance tremendously, it's really quite surprising what a big deal it is!!
Once again we have to thank Brock Richardson of Fergus Electric. (Brock may be reached at 519-843-3560.) In this old house, his expertise was absolutely priceless and his know-how, problem-solving and speed were incredible to witness!!! Without his help, we would never have accomplished all these changes. Thank you so much, Brock!