Planning for Electrical

You may have noticed that we’ve been plugging away on the pool house projects.  It’s far from speedy progress, but so far we’ve covered the ceiling in tongue and groove planks and painted it white. We followed that up by widening the door connecting the main house and pool, tore up the old outdoor carpet, and broke up the original tile.  Other than planning for the pretty finishes for the main space, as well as the bathroom and kitchen areas, we’re still in the ugly, dirty stage of remodel.  Each finished task feels like a victory right now, so wrapping up the additional framing and electrical allows us to move forward to insulating.

Bathroom electrical included installing a new bath fan, venting it to the exterior (and not just the attic space).  Two sconces flank either side of the (future) bathroom mirror.  A horizontal 2 by 4 wall allows us to hide the plumbing in the wall, which was hidden in the cabinet before.


Hidden plumbing is necessary for our open vanity plan:


On the other side of the bathroom wall, the working part of the kitchen has outlets and wiring for under shelf lighting.


The guts are all in place to create this set up:


Directly across from the range wall will be a kitchen seating area, complete with sconce boxes for accent lighting.



Due to the six-foot square skylight above, an overhead light isn’t possible, but we didn’t want to rely strictly on the recessed ceiling lighting.


A 17″ tall bench will line the left and back walls, so our outlets are placed just above, if someone wanted to plug-in a phone or computer in this area.


At the far back corner was an in ground hot tub, but it hadn’t worked in at least 15 years.


Knowing how plumbing can fail, we opted to remove the old tub and instead will replace it with a standalone unit.  A pair of outlets designated for the future hot tub plug-in are at the bottom of the back wall.



Another pair of sconces will softly light this area.  Determining placement was interesting because of the height of the window in this area.


Everything that goes on inside the walls is incredibly important for the function of the room, but are easily taken for granted once closed off.  I’m hoping we can cruise through the insulation installation and start closing up the walls with our exterior grade A/C plywood.  From that point on, progress will be much prettier and far more noticeable.

2 thoughts on “Planning for Electrical

  1. Amazing progress
    Been following since you bought this home
    Love your style it’s really inspired me in our current home
    We are under a bathroom renovation
    We chose white subway tile and dark espresso grout with wood look floors and dark vanity
    I love the simple white look with wood accents and remedy thrown in like succulents or cactus
    How do you feel about white walls in this space? Appreciate your input!

    1. Hello Ilissa!

      Thank you so much! White walls totally depend on your natural lighting. IF you have good natural light, go for it! But, if you’re working with a windowless room, white can fall really flat. In that case, I’d recommend a light gray like Gray Owl from Benjamin Moore. Just enough to give the room a little bit of warmth, but noting too dark. 🙂 That’s what we used in our basement bathroom and laundry room and I really love the subtle tone.


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