San Luis Obispo Electrician Lights Up a Vintage California Home

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PoorBoy Electric and Lighting does a complete rewire and electrical upgrade of a Pismo Beach mid-century modern home.

“Working with the homeowners was great, it was a fun project,” said Erik Poor, owner of PoorBoy Electric and Lighting. They recently finished an electrical upgrade and comprehensive rewire on a vintage home located in the Pismo Heights neighborhood of Pismo Beach. “Every piece of wire in the house is brand new,” says Erik.

The homeowners Scott Hanning and Chuck Quinn felt the home had an inefficient layout and went neglected over the years. Scott is chronicling the renovation process on a blog called “930 Stratford.” Chuck, a designer, served as the point of contact and general contractor. A wiring diagram was drawn up with the location of every light, power outlet and TV connection throughout the house, resulting in a well- planned electrical design.

PoorBoy Electric and Lighting kicked off their work on the project going underground. “Erik got himself under the house, braved the crawl space, and rewired it all in record time,” says Scott. A ditch was dug to replace the electrical work underground leading to the detached garage. PoorBoy Electric and Lighting next went to work removing the old exterior electrical panel and replacing it with a modern 200 amp panel to accommodate the homeowner’s power needs.

Working directly with the homeowners allowed PoorBoy Electric and Lighting to get creative and install specialty lighting. A modern light fixture was installed in the bathroom with a motion sensor connected, turning it on when the homeowners enter the bathroom and turning off automatically a few seconds after leaving. “I never realized how much I like not having to fumble for a light switch in the middle of the night,” says Scott.

Feature lighting and recessed lighting was installed in the living room along with a modern industrial style ceiling fan. A stunning vintage style fixture was hung in the dining room and track lighting was installed in the bedroom. The kitchen has a variety of light sources such as under cabinet task lighting and decorative lighting in the form of mid-century pendant lights. Lights were placed on digital dimmer controls to adjust for the proper ambiance.

Eye-catching aluminum brushed house numbers were backlit with LED lighting, concealing wire connections. “PoorBoy Electric and Lighting offered professional advice all along the way to make our house even better,” says Scott.

For more information about this exceptional company, please call (805) 452-6067, visit their website .

About PoorBoy Electric and Lighting

PoorBoy Electric and Lighting is a local, licensed electrician specializing in custom lighting installation and lighting control. Owner, Erik Poor, was born and raised in the San Luis Obispo area and provides local residents with advanced technology that offers the ultimate in convenience, safety, and energy savings. They proudly serve the San Luis Obispo area including Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Morro Bay, and Cayucos.

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