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Master Bedroom Windows Installed – Recessed Lighting

Welcome back if you have been following along, however, if you are new to our One Room Challenge please take a look at where this makeover began with week one and week two. During this time we have all had our challenges just to find everyday items such as hand soap and wipes.

Our bedroom makeover is no different while trying to source materials and decor we have found that items are out of stock and the companies have no idea when or if the item will ever be available again. Okay, that means being creative is that much for valuable during this challenge. Please visit all the participants in the ORC and hosts so you don’t miss any inspiration.

I wanted to share the design plan for the master bedroom makeover so you can see the direction of the makeover plan.

Room design and color schemes

Room design and color schemes

DIY Master Bedroom Makeover – Window Install\Recessed Lighting

 

One Room Challenge

One Room Challenge

Better Homes and Garden

Better Homes and Garden

Taking a Look Back

Do you remember those unsightly water-stained popcorn ceilings? How about those fogged windows?

I said a sad goodbye to them both this week, but let me clarify I was not sad to see them gone, but sadly I have missed out on my gorgeous view for so long.

 

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Tasks Completed

  • Popcorn ceilings removed
  • Window install
  • Recessed lights install

Items Delivered

This past week has been like Christmas in May with all the deliveries.

We have checked off a few big projects too such as replacing the windows and installing recessed lights.

Window Install

The most amazing thing happened when the old windows were removed I could see my flowers, trellis, solar lanterns, and my backyard.

Tools

Tools

How to Replace Windows Video

Tools and Supplies

The photo below shows a side by side photo of the before and after replacement window. The replacement windows we choose are single hung.

Window before and afterMaster bedroom window installed

Before and after master bedroom window installed

Window Install

Window Install

Window Styles

  • Single-hung windows
  • Double-hung windows
  • Casement windows
  • Dormer windows
  • Awning window
  • Sider window
  • Picture window
  • Hopper window

Recessed Lighting

The overhead lights on our master bedroom ceiling fan are rarely used. We enjoy illuminating the room with lamps instead. The room has a 12-foot cathedral ceiling and the ceiling fan light bulbs do not illuminate the corner of the room, therefore we need more lighting.  We decided the easiest way to illuminate those dark corners would be with high hat lights (aka can lights and recessed lights) in addition to the ceiling fan lights.

DIY Scaffolding

DIY Scaffolding

The lights we installed are energy-efficient white LED recessed downlight was made by Commerical Electric they were in a four-pack for either 5 or 6″ recessed light can. Before installing the light fixture you can adjust the color from a wide range of choices such as warm white, soft white, neutral white, bright white to daylight with the integrated switch.

 

Supplies for recessed lighting

Supplies for recessed lighting

This how-to install recessed lighting video I made during the last ORC when we updated our Laundry room/Mudroom the technique is exactly the same.

Marking the recessed lighting hole placement

Marking the LED recessed lighting hole placement

Cutting a hole in the sheetrock for recessed lighting

Cutting a hole in the sheetrock for recessed lighting

Removing the sheetrock circle

Removing the sheetrock circle

Inserting the light

Inserting the recessed light housing

Installing the light insert with screws

Installing the light insert with screws

These style of recessed ceiling lights have the baffle trim included with the light kit, thus making these easy and inexpensive to install.

Recessed lights installed

Recessed lighting fixture installed

I was so excited to cross off some more items from my to-do list this week.

To-Do List

  1. Add shiplap to the wall with windows
  2. Paint the ceiling and walls
  3. Replace windows
  4. Replace all trim and baseboards
  5. Install recessed lighting
  6. Removed the old carpet and install new flooring
  7. Order woven-wood Roman shades
  8. Window treatment hardware order
  9. Order pillow inserts
  10. Purchase plants
  11. Have artwork and antique photos framed
  12. Order bedding fabrics
  13. Make bed skirt and pillow

Thank you so much for your visit today.

See you next week with our room makeover updates.

Have a great week,

Kippi

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Sharon

Monday 1st of June 2020

Where are the instructions for the diy privacy screens? Thanks

Joanne

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Wow; those new windows make all the difference don't they?

Allyson

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

What an amazing difference with the window replacement! Now you can admire all the hard work you've accomplished outside.

Jenna Pilant of Room Bloom Design

Saturday 23rd of May 2020

Following for next weeks room makeover ??

Kippi

Monday 25th of May 2020

Thank you so much for your visit. I cannot wait to see what everyone has finished for next week. Hugs, Kippi

Pamela

Thursday 21st of May 2020

Wow, what a difference your new window made! I'm sure it brings in a lot more light and you can now look at your beautiful flowers!

Kippi

Monday 25th of May 2020

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Those windows have changed my outlook in so many ways. Have a beautiful day, Kippi

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