Bulk head or no bulk head??

WendyDecember 11, 2013
My husband wants to put recessed lighting (potlights) in the bulk head over the sink and island. Because of our low sloped roof we can't put them in the ceiling I'm told.
The new counters will allow for two stools for hubby and to have breakfast. All furniture now in the dinet area will be gone.
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Kevin Strader
We put a recessed light in a wooden bulkhead over the sink when we did our recent remodel. At the contractors suggestion we went with a smaller fixture (4" instead of 5", I think). Gives plenty of light but is smaller and not quite as noticeable. I think it has a halogen bulb in it.
    Bookmark   December 11, 2013 at 1:32PM
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Barnhart Gallery
Not sure what look you're going for, but here's my first thought -- clad it with reclaimed wood if massive beams would make any sense there...? (Cursor over for full image.)
    Bookmark   December 11, 2013 at 1:39PM
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sunshine42
The smallers lights sound nice. I would remove the bulk head and then hang pendant lighting over the window and table nook area.
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janbhan
I think I'd put pendant lighting over the peninsula counter and a strip light under the cupboard. What about two small pendants over the sink.
Is that bulkhead a beam, can it be removed, or can you clad it to take in shallow recessed lights? if so you could then put in recessed lights above the sink and the counter as Barnhart gallery has suggested.
    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 11:32PM
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