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Saturday, April 6, 2013

lighting for the kitchen

While I was working on painting the cabinets, I realized the lighting was not up to par.
We have large windows in the room,
but at night the ceiling light did not illuminate the room well enough,
even after we installed lighting under the upper cabinets
(thanks to the addition of 1 X 2 and molding at the bottom of the cabinets).


We looked around for a while and decided on the
not-so-popular track lighting.
Why?
The electrical outlet was not above the island,
the pantry and my bakery corner were so dark.
With track lighting, we were able to address all of these problems.
Mon Cheri installed two 4 feet sections at a 90 degree angle,
allowing us to have 2 pendant lights just above the island.
Our island is at a 45 degree angle, which could seem odd,
but it actually works perfectly for the space:
good distance to the fridge and the stove.

Isn't the island so much prettier and interesting?

There are also 3 spots: one for the bakery corner,
one for the pantry and one more for the stove.
It is so much brighter.
The pendant lights look similar to the other 2 light fixtures
in the room, I believe it works nicely together.


 Light, finally!

Happy day!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, it all looks gorgeous!! You did an amazing job, well done!

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