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Old 12-18-2011, 03:59 PM  
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Hi,

I just bought a new condo. I have living room of size 11'X10' and ceilings are high too (about 12 feet). The light fixture they have in place is weird and the access point is in a odd location. When I say odd, I mean it is close to the kitchen and towards one corner of the living room. Kitchen has good lighting already.(see image below)


I was thinking how I could repair/change it so that it provides good light to my living room and the hole on the ceiling doesn't look bad either.
I was thinking of installing a chandelier with some extension so that I can hang it towards the middle of the living room.
can you please throw me some ideas so that I can solve the lighting issue and the ceiling does not look bad as well?

I'd prefer not to change wiring and minimal work


see pic below for the current situation.


Thanks in advance!



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Old 12-18-2011, 08:19 PM  
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Why not just find a fixture of your choice that either hangs from a chain, or to which a chain can be added? Then it's simply a matter of installing a swag hook in a ceiling joist at the location you want, and add enough similar chain to "drape" over to the present fixture's location. Intertwine some feed wire in the chain, put a plug on the end, and plug it into the new outlet (with decorative plate) you'll install in the ceiling at the current location.

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