The doors are all hung. I wired in 12 can lights in the equipment closet and back hallway. Went to turn them on and they all turned on! Then after about 2 minutes the breaker tripped
Took them all down and on the 9th can I found that I had tightened the little romex connector too tight and it had pinched through the plastic jacket and had metal touching metal. Got that corrected and now it's all working ok.
The par20 halogens that I had in the equipment closet were way too hot. I swapped out the 5 halogen bulbs for 5 led bulbs and it's better.
Went to start looking at cabinets today. Here is what I am thinking for the bar area:
I have never shopped for cabinets in my life. They had a darker colored wood called "toffee maple" or something similar that looked good. Few questions for you guys -
If I buy the cabinets is that something I could hang myself easily or am I better off paying a pro?
The basement is going to be carpeted but it seems like it might be strange to have the carpet go straight up against the cabinets, should I have them sitting on a little hardwood "island" area?
If I do have them sitting on a hardwood area, how do you pick out a floor color that looks ok with the cabinet color? I am using a light colored bamboo flooring in the bathroom, not sure that would work with maple cabinets.