My contractor used a bad word

This morning my contractor came over. He brought along his plumber and electrician to go over some details before he gives me a final quote. Everything was going great. The plumber was up to speed on what was to be done, where the new pipes for the washer and sink were going and what pipes were being moved.

We began discussing the electrical changes with the electrician. We estimated how many recessed lights we would need, where they would go throughout the entire space. They were counting up the lights and came to a different number than I did. I was a little puzzled and recounted. I realized they were leaving out the laundry room so I asked how many lights they would put in there. I then heard the most horrible words. My contractor spoke but all I heard was “blah, blah, blah fluorescent lighting.” Cue the record scratching noise. 

Hold on, fluorescent lighting in my laundry room. Not happening. I’m sure fluorescent lighting is fine for some, for most, for many of my immediate family members, but not for me. These are my laundry inspiration picture. They vary in style but have one thing in common. Do you see fluorescent lights in any of them? I think not.
Decor Pad

Decor Pad

So as the three of them nod in agreement because fluorescent lighting is definitely the best option, being men and all, I calmly let them know that’s not going to happen. I was very polite about it, my mother would be proud. I pulled up the image I had pinned of the lamp I was thinking of if recessed lighting was not going to work. 

Euro Style Lighting
“Sure that will work too,” I’m told. They go on to say that fluorescent lighting will add much more light to the room. Again all I hear is blah, blah, blah, fluorescent lighting. I stood my ground and told them this was the light I was using. Let’s hope it doesn’t come up again. I don’t care if I have to do laundry in the dark with a flashlight and some candles, because my laundry room is going to look good!


  1. says

    So many times, what’s practical and easy is not the most beautiful – and it’s YOUR laundry room! I love the recessed alternative you have here – the weave around the edge warms it up.

  2. says

    I really like that fixture! I also like the idea of multiple washers and dryers in the laundry room…when you have a lot of kids, the laundry can pile up…you can finish so much faster..

  3. shanna says

    At 4 in the morning, I actually laughed out loud reading you’re blog. The”blah, blah, blah” comment was funny but what I truly loved was your “doing laundry in the dark with flashlight and candles” because your room was going to be spectacular. MEN! They just don’t get it. Duh
    P.m. can I bring my clothes over to fold?

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