I obsess about the big picture – am I on budget, will I meet my project deadline, are my partners happy, are the contractors doing good work – things like that.
My wife…my wife obsesses about the finishes. She’ll spend 15 minutes debating me about shades of gray (hehe), the placement of the kitchen island, the budget (“but for $200 more, this is light fixture soooo much better”) … and that’s exactly what I need! I have little interest in being bothered with that kind of stuff; I’ve got far bigger issues to deal with.
With that said, it’s no surprise that I missed a rather glaring issue in out master bedroom that she saw within the first 5 seconds of stepping in the room.
As we’ve wrote about in the past, the master bedroom went through several iterations – we ended up expanding the size of the closet and adding a large fireplace. This all happened after we had drawn new electrical for overhead lights. You get the picture … the lighting placement just didn’t look right after we moved things around.
The first time we moved the light placement was after we expanded the closet. I told my electrician to “center it.” I never looked at it again.
My wife, however, quickly realized it wasn’t “centered” with the fireplace…it just looked off. Fortunately for me, my father is an electrical engineer and charges me $0 per hour. A little father-son bonding and 1 hour of work, the lighting was moved for a third and final time.
Check it out below – far left hole (placement #1), large hole in the middle (placement #2), final hole centered with fireplace (placement #3).