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diyremodelerpdx 05-15-2012 04:03 AM

Kitchen lighting design help
 
Hi, I'm trying to design the lighting for my new kitchen. So far what I have come up with is this:

- strip lights under the wall cabinets, will be on a switch near the cabinets.

- 2 or 3 pendant lights above the island, on a dimmer switch in the island itself.

- "main" lights for general lighting, will be six recessed lights, maybe 5" size, placed in between the island and wall cabinets, on a dimmer switch

- Sink light, recessed and maybe 6" size, directly above the sink

http://image.bayimg.com/haokaaadj.jpg

http://image.bayimg.com/gaokpaadj.jpg

I'm thinking the pendant lights will give ambient light. The recessed lights in the ceiling will be for general lighting and to see into the cabinets etc. But I'm not sure if these should be closer to the cabinets, or directly overhead, etc.

Anybody have any suggestions on my layout? Thanks in advance.

CplDevilDog 05-15-2012 06:12 AM

A kitchen design pro warned us against putting the can lights to close to the wall cabinets when we redid our kitchen.

The reasoning was sound but I'll be darned if I can remember what it was. Shine off the faces?

We are at 14" On-Center off the cabinet faces and we are very happy with the results.

Sorry I can't remember the reasoning.

diyremodelerpdx 05-15-2012 03:31 PM

Thanks, my can lights will be overhead between the cabinets and the island. So, about 24" - 36" away from the cabinet faces themselves.

CoconutPete 05-15-2012 04:28 PM

As far as the "General Idea" of lighting (One switch for the main light, one switch for light above the sink and one switch for undercabinet lights) that's what I just did in my kitchen and I love the setup.

JohninSC 05-30-2012 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoconutPete (Post 922070)
As far as the "General Idea" of lighting (One switch for the main light, one switch for light above the sink and one switch for undercabinet lights) that's what I just did in my kitchen and I love the setup.

Thats is what I did.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...1/895d4739.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...d/e73d671f.jpg

bobgodd 05-06-2013 11:39 PM

Did you ever get this finished??


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