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#1 of 6 Old 06-11-2011, 08:49 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We are renovating our kitchen - new cabinets and counters. The only lights we will have in our kitchen which has the kitchen at one end and a small eating area at the other are one light in the middle of the ceiling and then a light in the hood fan over the stove. (We've looked at adding other lighting but it involves more electrical work than we want to do right now). Any suggestions for a nice main light in the middle of a 10'x16' room? I want it both to look nice and be pretty bright since it will be really the only light in the room.


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I love IKEA light fixtures, they have a wide range of styles and options.
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How high are your ceilings?  I love more dangly lights, but they don't work in our kitchen with its 7.5 foot ceiling.

 

You can get undercabinet lights that just plug in to a regular outlet, no extra electrical work needed.  I got mine at ikea, but all the hardware stores carry them.

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Our ceilings are about 8' - I think just a normal height. My main concern is that it's bright enough. What we have right now (which actually doesn't even work anymore anyway) isn't bright enough. I am thinking track lighting is my best option. Then I can aim the lights where I need them. I'm not crazy about track lights though!

 

Thanks for the suggestions!


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Oooo I like the first one you linked to texmama. Thanks! I'll have to check out Lowes. I saw some on the Home Depot website as well.


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