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Kitchen Lights

We were up until nearly midnight on Sunday night getting these lights installed.  I think we’re going to be playing with 3 and 4 way switches for a long long time.

Over the dining table area we went with this fixture which I LOVE.

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We added the ceiling medallion to help cover the ceiling patch but it looks so good I’m glad we did it.

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On the other side of the kitchen, we’re planning on 2 of these fixtures from Lowes.

Thanks to the kitchen remodeling services rochester ny, we’ve got one installed but the other is going to take a little more work.

The best part – All the switches work! The light over the kitchen table is a 4-way with 3 switches: one next to the back door, one next to the door from the hall, and one on the stairway. It’s awesome!

Now we just need to get the kitchen cleaned up. It’s gotten a bit out of hand! and then it’s the final light in the middle of the kitchen and the undercounter lights and outlets. It’s finally shaping up to be a real kitchen!

The way we light our home environment, and specifically the kitchen, affects the functionality of the space and how we feel when we’re spending time there. Despite this, lighting is often an afterthought in a kitchen remodeling project—the last detail after the cabinets, the appliances, the tile, the granite countertops … So it’s no wonder that there’s often a sliver of the budget left for this critical element.

Oftentimes, people simply accept the lighting that’s there and don’t think about changing it to improve the space, says Randall Whitehead, renowned lighting designer/author and president of Randall Whitehead Lighting Solutions, San Francisco, Calif. “People are entertaining more at home than they used to, and the kitchen is the center of that entertaining,” he says. As for the lighting in that space, he says “people are drawn to lights like moths to flames.”

But most people don’t understand why they are drawn to light. The secret is in how lighting is layered in a space.

Layers of Light

There’s no such thing as a catch-all light fixture that does it all: illuminates under cabinets, provides light over the island and gives cabinets a glow. Some fixtures will multi-task their lighting duties, but in order to choose wisely, the first step is to understand the four layers of light.

Sarah

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  1. 7/1/2013 | 5:30 pm Permalink

    I love the kitchen light fixture

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