Burnaby KitchenContemporary Kitchen, Vancouver

The premium fixtures include a modern “dish pit” style pulldown faucet, hot & cold purified water dispenser, soap dispenser, and a 10″ deep, square, low radius sink. The light from the recessed pot lights is supplemented by a series of 6 energy saving LED, under cabinet recessed “puck” lights that can be used to illuminate the upper cabinet shadow, or simply feature the shocking beauty of the quartzite back splash.

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plumberry wrote:Nov 22, 2013
  • genotech
    Have you ever installed lights on floating shelves? if so how do you hide the wiring?
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    I have not installed puck lights on floating shelves, but i would think it might be possible to hide the wiring by laminating another shelf on the upper side of floating shelf in the same manner as I described in my cabinet installation explanation above. If the shelf is thick enough, you may even be able to drill a small hole (1/8" perhaps) through the back of the shelf and pull the wire through to the puck light hole that was previously drilled with your hole saw. LED pucks require so little energy that a very thin wire can be used to supply them (22 AWG).
Judy Walker wrote:Jun 7, 2015
Diane Mazefsky wrote:Oct 23, 2013
  • Diane Mazefsky
    You know what? I think that is the stone I saw and lived when I was looking for gray marbles. I was afraid it would be too dramatic for my smallish galley kitchen in a midcenturymodern ranch, but it looks so beautiful I might reconsider.
  • Diane Mazefsky
    I ended up getting the quartzite, by the way!! Love it!!
gisella60 wrote:Feb 24, 2017
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    Hi Gisella60,

    Thanks for the question!
    It's strange that your cabinet maker has never installed under cabinet recessed pucks. They are very common. It is quite uncommon to see pucks in a glass door cabinet these days. A LED strip light is a good idea as an alternative to the under-cabinet puck lights. You just have to make sure that there is power supplied to the underside of the cabinets where each of the strips are to begin. It is much easier then the puck light install because significant modifications are required to the base of the cabinets. LED strip lighting is simply attached to the base of the cabinets often with clips. They can provide a lot of light as long as they have a adequately high lumen value. They are notorious for being very dim. Usually the cheap ones are far too dim and useless for supplementary lighting for a dark kitchen. In other words, don't cheap out! Running the power to your pucks is one of the most important parts of the install to ensure that it looks professional. The last thing you want is low-voltage transformers and wires hanging sloppily under your cabinets.
    Good luck, and let me know how it went when your done!


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  • gisella60

    Thank you, that was so helpful!

Juyaya wrote:Jul 31, 2013
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    Hi there,
    This is Steve, from SKG Renovations. Thanks for the question! Sorry I couldn"t answer sooner; my week was crazy busy.
    The hot and cold water dispenser brand is Insinkerator, and the model is Indulge™ Modern (F-HC3300). Here is a link to their Canadian website (if you are not Canadian, the US website will have it as well)
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    Sorry, I forgot to tell you where I purchased it. I have a plumbing wholesaler though which I purchased this unit, however, Home Depot and other retailers also carry them. I'm not sure if Home Depot stocks this particular model, but they can likely order it for you.
adriennegrant wrote:Jun 28, 2015
sutherland wrote:Feb 2, 2014
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    Hi sutherland. Thanks for your question. This quartzite is called "Cristalo", although it has a few other names depending on where it comes from.
    The simple answer to your question is that I found it through my stone supplier/fabricator when I was discussing stone kitchen counter top options with a client about 1 year ago. My stone supplier/fabricator has access to almost every type of stone that one could imagine. The slabs are not always in stock when a client finds a stone that they like, but they can always be ordered. Most stone supplier/fabricators only deal with contractors, so it is usually a kitchen renovation contractor like myself that arranges to have a client view the stone, then orders it for them, and arranges to have it installed. I would be happy to visit your home, takes some measurements and provide you with a quote. I can also arrange a viewing of the quartzite slabs that are available. If Cristalo was not currently in stock, we can have it ordered for you.
Balaklava Audio wrote:May 7, 2013
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    The brand is "Lightline", purchased from my electrical wholesaler, but I think that Home Depot has a LED puck like this as well.

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LED RatingsAs with anything else you buy, don’t expect all LED lightbulbs to be of the same quality. An easy way to figure out which ones are higher quality and meet certain standards is to look for the Energy Star label. Energy Star is a voluntary program established by the EPA to help consumers save money and protect the environment by identifying products that have excellent energy efficiency. You’ve probably seen an Energy Star sticker on appliances or other products you’ve purchased. Well, LED lightbulbs and fixtures are also labeled after being put through rigorous testing and certified by independent third parties. Only LED bulbs that meet certain standards, which will be reviewed below, receive the rating. So, selecting products without the rating means you run the risk of ending up with lower-quality bulbs or fixtures.While gravitating toward Energy Star-labeled bulbs is an easy thing to do on a consumer level, Mackell says it’s not the deciding factor for what he uses in his firm’s lighting designs. He points out that it takes time for something to go through the testing process, and because LED technology is moving so fast, the next generation of LEDs is probably shipping from factories while older technologies are still being assessed and rated. So it’s always best to do a little research first and, if possible, consult a lighting designer or knowledgeable employee at your hardware store.Find a lighting pro now

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LED Puck LightsUnder this kitchen cabinet, six energy-saving LED recessed puck lights illuminate the countertop work area while highlighting the quartzite backsplash. LED puck lights are a great replacement for xenon puck lighting fixtures, which give off heat.

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