Friday was a definite win for the house. We got our built in installed and got our heat working! The built in turned out great and I am super excited about it. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures to share as I almost immediately covered it in plastic so I could get to painting. We also finally found someone knowledgable and reliable (fingers crossed) to come and take a look at our radiant heat system. We learned that 1.) our circulation pump wasn't on and 2.) the temperature of the water was set super low (we have hot water radiant heating). This was really amazing news because 1.) our house is no longer 55 degrees 2.) it was any easy and inexpensive fix considering the potential costs we are up against and 3.) this means the heat loss caused by our original windows and doors is not as big as we were initially thinking.
The momentum of positive house happening continued for the rest of the weekend as I was able to finish putting away our Christmas decorations, clean, purchase paint for our next two projects and start painting the project room. I didn't get as much painting done as I would have liked but I am going to make a big effort to get as much done as possible before the carpet is installed Friday. Get excited for room transformation pictures complete with new built in, carpet and paint!
In addition to all the above mentioned items, I also (I know I was very busy this weekend) sourced some fans for the project room. I am hoping to make this purchase ASAP as the existing fan will need to come down when we paint the ceiling and I do NOT want to put it back up. And unlike the office which still has no overhead light (see this post), I would like to have something to put back up.
In selecting a ceiling fan, I look for the following criteria: simplicity, modern design and either it has to be white or black. My fourth criteria which I am actually thinking about breaking is no light. Fans are generally not the prettiest of fixtures and a light 1.) draws attention to them 2.) the light cast is most times unpleasant and 3.) it fusses up the design. But Jeff would really like a light + fan in the room and considering we have no furniture to put in the room at this time and would have to just have lamps sitting on the floor... it sort of makes more sense. That being said, I am not sure how much I am going to like this fan + light business so if I am going to give it a try I don't want to spend a lot of money. Surprisingly, I was able to find the below options that seem to have some potential.