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Old 05-31-2011, 10:24 AM   #1
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I want recessed lighting in the kitchen, possibly some upgrades here and there. It needs some updating. Cabinets are new and most everything is staying, but needs pazzaz! Any ides would be great...any.picture ideas would be better.
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I think what may make the most impact is a killer backsplash. Tile, faux tin ceiling tiles, copper, there are tons of options out there.

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I would like to do a backsplash nut Im not sure what would go with the natural wood look. I don't want it to look all shiny though, and I have never tiled before, but I want to start with the right lighting 1st. Lighting is an issue for me because I don't know the space above the ceiling due to the second floor. Im not sure how to go about seeing the distance above the drywall without making a hole. The ceiling has a circular design I dont wanna mess up.
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Heres a better pic before we first moved in.
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I think toward the end of this year we are going to completly overhall this area. Possibly keep the cabinetry unless we go with dark cabinets and light hardwoord floors with stainless steel appliances, recessed lights and some addittional cabinets with see through glass for wine glasses. May look sweet.
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Don't forget the value in cabinet hardware--it's relatively inexpensive and can do wonders. Maybe a brushed nickel or other metal that goes with a metal or tile backsplash?
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My two cents. I had cabinets like that and I painted them. It really lightened up the space.

Also, you can remove some of the cabinets facing and put in glass fronts. I recommend only a couple because they're the ones you need to keep neat!

Also, under cabinet lighting always helps as do canned lights

Is there a connected eating area? I'd probably only do canned lights. And maybe a dropped light if there's a connected eating area.

On the backsplash, depends what you do with the cabinets. Tile's always nice, but if you're going to be redoing the area, you might not want to spend time/money.
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I could see some recessed can lighting helping that pizazz, same with removing the hanging light fixture above your sink. Add in an extra recessed task light above the sink.

If you were to overhaul with new cabinets down the road (don't paint those) run taller upper cabinets to your ceiling.
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I did recessed lights in my kitchen I just remodeled and it adds a good bit to it. I'm not sure how you would wire it as I have on a 1 story house.
If I was going to redo everything by years end I wouldn't do too much now unless its stuff you want to keep.
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I did recessed lights in my kitchen I just remodeled and it adds a good bit to it. I'm not sure how you would wire it as I have on a 1 story house.
If I was going to redo everything by years end I wouldn't do too much now unless its stuff you want to keep.
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JohninSC, I love the way it all turned out. It looks great! I really dont wanna paint the cabinets because they are brand new(2 yrs old) and in good condition. I didnt think about taller upper cabinets though. Its a great idea. What kind of canned lights did you use, how many and what size do I use for a kitchen. Mine is long and not a small space. Im thinking 6 canned ligjts in the kitchen. I can run the wires myself, but not sure what kind to use for soft lighting, yet enough to see.
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Any ideas/ drawings, to make my kitchen look a bit more updated? I know I want recessed lighting, and possibly keep the cabinets and put glass in 1 or 2 of them, with stainless steel appliances. Not sure what to do though. I think paint may be the best option for a backslpash for this kitchen. Something soft to make everything else stand out. Like Tea leaf or something.

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im in the process of redoing our kitchen at the moment. my wife found a mosaic that she liked and couldnt find anything she liked better so we ended up going with the stainless mosaic.
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