Let there be (more) light
Hello y’all. Today I am excited to tell you about some lighting updates that were just completed in our kitchen.
If you remember, I outlined some of the ideas we have for that space in my kitchen plan post.
After we replaced our sink faucet, it was time to focus on getting some more light in the room. Aside from the small light above the sink, the space only had one light fixture in the main kitchen area. You can’t tell from the photo above, but the room was pretty dim. In fact, it was difficult to see what we were cutting (my fingers or the carrots?) when prepping food on the counter beside the fridge.
I had been pining away for recessed light fixtures for awhile, so we finally bit the bullet and called an electrician to replace the existing fixture with a can light and add four more as well.
Here is the work in progress. (Sorry for the dark photo. I’m pretty sure Bob the electrician thought I was a weirdo for snapping pictures of the event.)
And here are the lights installed in all their glory. Can you hear the “Hallelujah Chorus” playing in the background? Oh. That’s just in my head, I guess.
I lurve these new lights! I mean big. fat. heart. LOVE. THEM. They shed so much more light into the room. I can see what I’m cutting on my cutting board. And my nighttime blog photos should come out better now too. Plus these lights make the kitchen look so much more modern, don’t you think?
Bob was so great to work with. He’s a real pro. After all, sometimes we DIYers need to just suck it up and call in a pro to get the job done right, ya know? I’m willing to admit that I don’t know it all. Sometimes. 😉
So there you have it … the kitchen plan progress continues. We’ve got a new faucet, more lighting, now what? I’m thinking a pendant light fixture above the sink in oil-rubbed bronze. Any suggestions?
Oh. I almost forgot. This is the kitchen we started with when we moved in.
I am linking this project up to these fine blogs. Check them out.