4 Switches to 2?
I have a den that when built in the 90s they put in 4 single pole switches - one for ceiling fan and three for lights around the room (like two recessed lights each) each with a rotary dial for dimming. Its annoying and the dimmer caps have worn out. I'm repainting the room so i'm thinking of trying to fix that. Ideally i'd like one dimmer switch for all the recessed lights that is modern like lutron maestro and one control for the fan. I'd like to add a light kit for fan if it isn't too ugly so dual control on that.
So my questions are:
1) is it going to require an electrican to go from 4 gang wall plate to 2 gang wallplate? ie 4 switches to 2 switches. does it need a new box mounted? not sure i'm up for that.
2) if i got a light kit can i control that individually with a lutron fan light switch.
3) if i can't go away from the 4 switches, any suggestions on how to make it simple to turn off and on all the lights in the room?