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Sophisticated Contemporary contemporary-kitchen
 

Sophisticated Contemporary

KITCHEN RENOVATION
The original state of this kitchen did not reflect the ideals of the homeowners uniquely retro-modern furnishings and accessories in the rest of the house. The homeowners wanted to update the kitchen by opening the space to the family keeping room, removing the overhead soffits, and expanding the window sizes; all while keeping the space cozy and relaxed with a flair for the dramatic.

Photographs by jeanallsopp.com
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gormoo wrote:
Good source, move for better efectiveness - Lighting under shelf, under cupboard, under "anything", is too often misplaced. I began my lighting career in 1960, and while light sources have changed and improved, misapplication has not changed. When lighting is installed under shelves or cupboards, remember what it is you are trying to light. In this photo, it is my understanding that the illumination is to highlight the objects on the shelf. Because the led strips are located directly adjacent to the wall, the wall surface becomes the focal point. In some instances this can be useful by providing a silhouette effect. Whoever took this photo added frontal lighting to overcome the backlighting effect.
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gormoo
Yes. Are the light strips recessed into a "trough" or are they simply applied to the under surface of the shelves? I'm curious ... How are the strips of light wired and controlled?
September 6, 2013 at 9:49pm     
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Jeanette Hauser
I'd very much like an answer to this as well. I'm trying to find shelving (preferably floating) that has underside lighting to display rocks and minerals. Or a display case/curio cabinet that has lights.
December 11, 2013 at 12:45pm     
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greendeb wrote:
Can anyone tell me where to buy this particular floating shelf? I've been looking for some exactly like this (dark brown, sharp edges, contemporary) but haven't been able find them. (Don't need the lighting.) Thanks
   Comment   December 21, 2011
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ally
Depends on how well it's installed but I wouldnt put a lot of weight on it anyways.
February 3, 2012 at 8:44pm   
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delahuntmary
They aren't plugged in so hard wired or battery?
March 14, 2012 at 5:29pm   
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zarinahh wrote:
HI, can you please tell me where I can find underneath counter lighting like shown here??( i really like how thin and elegant the strip is)
     Comment   September 23, 2011
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gvjones
We got our lights at Century Electric Supply Company, great quality! my husband ran the low voltage wires trought the wall from the power supply that he located in the basement, He also installed a dimmable light switch in the room. I'm very happy with my shelves, they look great!!!
June 2, 2013 at 5:32pm     
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Julie Logie Interiors
Thank you! Am i correct in saying you would have to chase from each shelf and then plaster over each wire you have chased? I am looking at several shelves at different levels so am trying to avoid loads of chasing and patching.
June 3, 2013 at 12:25am   
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julieaprice wrote:
we have put up strips but all i see are white pinpoints on my granite? - is there a diffuser or a solution?? installed pointing back toware tile and i can see all the pinpoints, look awful
   Comment   July 7, 2014

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