What's involved in moving/installing a can light?
I need to decide on lighting for the kitchen. Someone suggested installing 6 or more can lights. Three years ago, the quote was $130 to install a can and now it is $260-$280, based on a recent quote for building a walk-in closet from a GC who (most likely) will be remodeling the kitchen.
I do trust him and don't think he is trying to rip me off. I did question that item and he said that this what the electrician would charge him. But I do not understand why the price has doubled in 3 years.
As my remodel budget was cut substantially due to another repair needed, I need to figure out if I can afford the lights now or should do it later (as the kitchen has some lighting, it is just not "good enough").
Getting a competitive quote directly from an electrician is problematic b/c they charge just for coming to your place - anywhere from $35 to $110+ and you have to wait days or weeks. Plus, I have already had some bad experiences by communicating directly.
The area we live in is not very "competitive" and lots of professionals charge whatever they want to b/c of that. E.g., some doctors do not take any insurance, not just one or two but all of them in that specialized area.
I would like to understand how much work is involved in installing a can light and how long it takes (on average) if there is an attic above the kitchen. Is it more work than installing a different type of lighting?