The majority of the interior lighting inside the Contemporary Cottage will be recessed lighting fixtures, recessed into the ceilings.
We're using a 4" can made by HALO, as seen above. The electrical team begins by laying out string lines against the ceilings to guide the placement of the cans as according to the reflected ceiling and lighting plans.
In this room's case, cans will be placed where the string lines intersect.
What you don't see in the pictures above is the work and thinking that went on before the electrical team came for installation. While framing, once the roof rafters were laid out, we did a walk thru with the framer and contractor to see where the fixtures would end up and whether or not we might have any conflicts. There usually are a few fixtures that happen to fall on certain structural members.
Constant coordination is really key to a smooth project. Things like laying out the lighting on the floor and the contractor always thinking two steps ahead so there are no delays and gaps in trades moving in and out are all key to making this cottage come together so quickly.
Things are coming along nicely at the Palo Alto Contemporary Cottage. Interior trades are lined up and the roofers will come tomorrow to roll out the TPO membrane. Roofing should just be a couple of days since it's so straight forward. Until next time, enjoy the view from the roof below: