Hi all,

We're closing on a townhouse soon and the previous owners opted for some horrible lighting which looked like track lighting on suspended wires in the living room. In addition, they opted to run lights thru conduits up the wall. Hence we want to replace it with better lighting.

We plan on pulling up all the carpeting which will leave the subfloor above the living room exposed.

My question, which is easier, cheaper and more DIY-friendly:
1) cutting into the ceiling sheetrock, installing the lights and patching the sheetrock.
2) removing portions of the subfloor above where we'd want the lights, install and then replace the subfloor.

My big assumption is the joices are running the correct direction.