Friday, March 2, 2012

Remodel 2012 :: lighting changes everything

Choosing the right lighting can most definitely 
make or break your space.
"not too hot, not too cold"
but just right.

I have always loved this image.
The canister lights, lighted display cabinets, under cabinet lighting, and pendants...
They all work together to create a warm, perfectly lit space.

I had never personally experienced the impact of such lighting until the latest stage of our remodel.
We had this horrible fluorescent light fixture removed
and the lining of the canister light changed from black to white.

I couldn't have been happier to kick it to the curb.
Literally, the garbage truck picked it up & I smiled.
Hubby was going to try and reuse it in the garage, but it was so
worthless the electrician couldn't believe it had actually been working in the kitchen.
It had some serious issues.

We had six can lights installed and they dramatically change the room,
making it feel much taller and adds an unbelievable amount of light.
i apologize in advance for the phone pics.

Tip: add a dimmer to create just the perfect amount of light
depending upon your mood, weather, and time of day.



all on

o! did you notice the other change??
new lighted display cabinets!
more info on those, coming soon.
and don't worry ... I am not moving to entirely open shelving.
We're just in the process of painting the doors! 

 in case you were wondering...
Hubby did get a new light installed in the man cave.
He needs it for tinkering on all of his toys!
Yes, the new light made a dramatic difference in there, as well.
and in my opinion, that's where fluorescent lights belong.
in the garage! ha


  1. How exciting! Your new kitchen is well on it's way to looking like that beautiful inspiration photo! I had a twin to your florescent and couldn't get rid of it quick enough! :)

  2. You know, it's so funny how a small thing such as lighting can affect us so much. Our lighting can be considered as a determining factor to our mood, and that is important especially for people who work in offices or stressful places. Our home should be the place for refuge and we should be relaxed when we are in it.
    Jacob’s Lighting


thank you for your sweet comments! i hope you enjoyed your time at a peace of home today.

Related Posts with Thumbnails