When Lea purchased a home last summer on Cape Cod, she didn’t simply buy a vacation place — it was a major remodeling project. Thus far, the family has removed two layers of carpet and refinished the original fir flooring, removed a layer of linoleum in the kitchen, replaced damaged ceilings throughout the home, painted every room, and converted the attic into a bedroom for the boys. Whew!
“We have attempted to retain the charm and character of the house and have resisted the urge to knock down walls or otherwise modernize our 1913 bungalow,” Lea says. “That creates some challenges but I think it will all be worth it in the end.” Upstairs in the attic, Lea installed a mini-split heat and AC unit, an insulated knee wall for storage, and a classic barn pendant light to brighten up this cozy spot. The Original™ Warehouse Pendant is one of our most popular RLM-inspired warehouse shades thanks to the dozens of ways you can customize this fixture to fit almost any décor, both residential and commercial.
“I was going for a rustic, industrial look in that bedroom,” Lea explains, “and we hung the ceiling light from the peak of the exposed rafters.” Lea customized this fixture with a Galvanized finish and a wire cage for a vintage feel. You can choose from five shade sizes and 15 durable powder coat finish colors for this American made light. Other options include colored cording or a cast guard and glass featuring our new crackle glass colors.
In Lea’s master bath, she chose outdoor farm lights to flank her medicine cabinet. These versatile Outdoor Barn Wall Lanterns are suitable for both indoors and out and feature a stylish guard surrounding the bulb.
“I chose them because they are small, which was necessary, and because the white finish and cottage feel of the fixtures went well with the whites and greys I chose for that room,” Lea says. “The reasonable pricing on all of the fixtures helped me make my decision. I love that everyone who comes into my home compliments the lights and I enjoy having fixtures that I don’t see in other homes.”
Photos courtesy of the homeowner