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Peggy Tupper

A landlord is not likely to be upset if you paint walls in a neutral colour provided you do a good job and do not slop paint on the trim or floors. Changing light fixtures is a different story. It does not matter if you get your light fixture at a thrift store or even free, you had better get it installed by a licensed electrician and give the landlord the bill showing it was professionally installed. There is a liability issue here. If the installation cost is $250. the free light fixture is not a bargain.

   
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aleanor

Peggy - where do you live!?! I live in Geneva, Switzerland (consistently cited as among the most expensive places on the planet) and professional electricians don't cost $250 a pop. They aren't cheap but if the fixture is free or undercost and adds to my quality of life then I pay happily for beauty + peace of mind / happy insurance situation.


Nothing - nothing - is more useful than lighting when building a nest.

   
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Peggy Tupper

to aleanor: I live just west of Toronto. Qualified electrical contractors charge $150. just to show up then $100. per hour for their work with a minimum charge of 1 hour. Plumbers are the same.

   

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