Hi, and thanks in advance for your help.
I recently moved into a 1950 house with "vintage" recessed light fixtures. In my living room are several 6.5" square recessed lights. They had covers but they were so ugly I took them off and now the bulbs are exposed and hang down below the ceiling surface. I'd like to replace them with modern can lights.
When I replace them, how do I do it since my new cans will be smaller than the ceiling cutouts? Should I patch first? Or just patch that whole space and cut new holes for the cans somewhere else? Sorry if this is basic but I'm a beginner at this. I've changed out a few ceiling fixtures but that's about it.