Lighting suggestions please!
March 23, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Our kitchen/eating area has all different lighting, including the original builders globe in the kitchen area. We had removed old track lighting over the "peninsula"when I painted the ceiling, and we can't decide what to put there...the box is not over the centre of the counter so we can't really do a pendant there. The pendant over sink is new, though think it is too high. Can we leave the fan and replace the rest? Really can't decide on a style!
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There are tracks that mount on the box and have extensions for the individual cans or pendants. I would consider semi-flush and chandelier style drum fixtures for the kitchen and to replace the fan. Search under Products at the dropdown for the box above. Look for track light pendant, semi-flush drum, and drum chandelier or drum pendant to see lots of options.
March 28, 2013 at 1:44PM     
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U need to get rid of all three light sources in that kitchen they all conflict. Hang some sort of chandelier above table for sure to ground that space, I would think about recessed lighting for Rest kitchen
March 28, 2013 at 2:00PM     
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Interiors International, Inc.
The look of the room is country casual so you may want to stick with that style. Now there are too many styles competing.
March 28, 2013 at 2:11PM     
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That globe has got to go. It just takes away from an otherwise nice kitchen. I think a semi-flush fixture would look nice there. Home Depot has some pretty ones. I'd go as big as you can get away with. I'd also get one in the same family to replace the fan. Fans over tables just seem silly because you don't want to cool your food.
March 28, 2013 at 2:12PM     
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Thanks. I don't like any of present lighting, considered keeping the fan because it really isn't over the table, it is more between table and counter (why it wasn't cantered, I don't know). The 4th light source is just the hole in the ceiling over the counter, track was thrown away before painting. Would it work if I went with brushed nickel or would brown/oil4rubbed bronze be better?
March 28, 2013 at 4:28PM   
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Chap De Laine's Interiors
Get rid of the fan and put matching flush mounted fixtures. On the open electrical over the counter, just have someone (electrician) cap it off. You really don't need any more stuff on the ceiling.
March 28, 2013 at 4:35PM   
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I like oil rubbed bronze but brushed nickel would draw in the stainless in the appliances so I think you could go with either. I would keep it in the same family as the pendant over the sink, though. Another idea is to use the fan electric and swag a nice chandelier over the table.
March 29, 2013 at 7:23AM     
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Tthanks for your ideas. Really like the idea of swagging light over table. That is doable and saves moving box and repairing ceiling drywall, which would show. I know there are a lot of lights in this room (also have track lights under upper cupboard, guess builder went crazy, lol). I'm attaching pic of adjoining family room, wonder if you would still think nickel would work?
March 29, 2013 at 8:24AM   
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Awesome house! I think I would go with the oil rubbed bronze now that I've seen the rest of the space.
If the pendant cord isn't the same bronze you could always faux paint it to match the finish you pick for the others.
March 29, 2013 at 8:40AM     
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Thanks. House has great bones, it has just been well loved, lol, for 18 years and time to refresh it. Yes, think the bronze, as much as I love nickel, can't force it where it shouldn't go. (One thing leads to another, and another etc).
March 29, 2013 at 9:11AM   
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