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Old 07-25-2019, 03:42 PM   #16
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The range location is to try and keep the flow to the back door and have the kitchen work triangle. With the open space floor plan, the bar in the back is more of a peninsula seating as the back doors open to a patio with fire pit and large back yard that will be used for entertaining.
Yes, but you don't want the main circulation going past an in-use rangetop. And don't forget the hood hanging down, unless you like the downdraft$$.

The back seating is problematic to get into and out of with people sitting already. The door swings into it as well. The triangle is a little too small, I know the windows interfere with spreading it out, but nowadays when you have the counter space keeping a close-knit triangle is not as important.
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The door opens up flush with the wall. Can you give me an example of what you are thinking?
down draft... Is it really that much more when taking the hood into consideration?
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I like the layout. The back seating area is nice because you look into the living area instead of facing into a kitchen and no further. That is what you would have if seating was at the island. Cooking at the island is the only issue because downdraft hoods are virtually useless. If possible you might swap the range and sink. I have seen lots of kitchens with the sink and dish washer in the island.
Now back to the purpose of this post, I would add a recess can in front of the refrigerator and have them in line on each side of the island.
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extra loops of wire above the drywall might be handy if you wanted to add more can light later.
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Update:
My neighbors grandson let me measure their cabinets yesterday. (Kind of a funny thing to knock on the door and ask....)
The upper cabinets where approximately 13 1/8 with the doors mounted on the box.
Their can lights where 24in on center.

After doing some experimenting with the lights on and opening and closing their cabinets it the light was further out the can light would cast light on the back of the person working on the counter. casting a shadow on the work area.

The sink they have is all the way against the granite strip used as back splash in their kitchen and the can light above the sink measures 12in to center.

So I spaced my can light 14" to center after measuring the sing and the size of cabinets i have left after demo.

However the can lights are 36" from wall infront of the fridge.
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I like the layout. The back seating area is nice because you look into the living area instead of facing into a kitchen and no further. That is what you would have if seating was at the island. Cooking at the island is the only issue because downdraft hoods are virtually useless. If possible you might swap the range and sink. I have seen lots of kitchens with the sink and dish washer in the island.
Now back to the purpose of this post, I would add a recess can in front of the refrigerator and have them in line on each side of the island.
That might work better. except the window for the kitchen is there behind the sink. hmmm...
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I thought I responded to this earlier...
We have a ten foot long galley kitchen.We installed five
cans, including the one in the middle, which BTW is the only one
we use as it provides enough light. The rest of the kitchen (eating area)
has a fan light with 4 lights.

the two on the right line up, The two on the left donít line up óbecause
we brought it out more into the room because of the fridge.

It looks good and itís functional. These are fairly new purchased in
Costco 10:00 each (bulb and can) ...They are Led 60 watts, they
actually use 9 watts, so they are economical to use.

hope this helps...
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