Nothing like having a hard core home improvement project going. 🙂
Speaking of which, I’ve been digging in to my basement refresh project. Coincidentally, like yours ours is a walkout, and the project includes rebuilding a section of the back wall to install new windows.
It also included replacing some old ceramic tiles. That did not go particularly well.
You’re right about the LEDs. Every time I re-do a room, I put those in. Of course, I put in way more than were there before, and the place ends up looking like an operating room. But you can run them without regard to load on any old 15A circuit, which makes life pretty damned easy.