I am remodeling my kitchen (a little) - kitchen with one door and two open walls to adjecent rooms. Currently I am installing new ceiling (hanging gypsum board) and I want to add some lights. Currently I have only one ceiling light with one single switch at the door (A in picture at the bottom).
Now I want to add at least two more(thinking about a fourth) lights with independant switches. Numbers 1-3 represent the lights I am currently thinking about. Some individual spots switched together, a central multispot light and a big one over the dining table. However, I am not planning to redo the walls, so I do not like the idea to carve vertical channels for light switch cables (but will do if necessary)
But then again, I want it to be reasonably usable.
One idea would be to put light switches at every entrance wall (A,B,C,D,E) - but adding 3-4 switches at every location, chiseling channels, feeding 3-4 cables - I would get 20 light switches just for the 4 lights...
Another option, having radio controlled remote controls in a remote holder at every location (A-E) and having the lights connected to the radio conrolled switches/plugs. But this solution has some uncomforting vibe to it - looks, feels... I don't know something bothers me with this.
Yet another solution, have some regular cable connected switches but not in all locations. Like only at the doors A and maybe C (and E?). Talking about cables - do I regular cross switching(connect all switches for each lamp) or do I switch the lights with relays - light cables to subpanel, switch cables to subpanel - some relays connecting and switching everything?)
Or some radio remote controlled switches...
- Or a single wifi switch and make Alexa turn on and off the lights?
Looking for any advice. I mean probably there is no single optimal solution, but what is an acceptable middle way.