If it’s time to update your kitchen lights, you may be wondering what your options are.
Recessed lighting is ideal for kitchens, and it’s what you’ll find in most new homes.
It’ll make a great accent light, then you put whatever you want in the center.”Mr. But giving them a good scrub with a healthy portion of bleach and swapping out the hinges and handles (~ for all of them in the entire kitchen) gives it a much lighter and more modern feel than the old dark dirty hinges.
Po P and I weren’t 100% sure that K&D’s vision would really be as easy to execute as they made it sound, but since we didn’t have a better plan at the time, we decided to give it a shot. Seriously, you don’t want to know how gross and sticky some of those hinges were. I don’t even know how many hours of hard labor K saved me with her suggestion. Po P got the hang of the angle cuts for the corners of the crown moulding, the whole thing came together pretty well. At today’s prices, I think it’d be about - in crown moulding, and another - for the rope lights. Easily less than 0 for the whole lighting project.
This was built to accommodate fluorescent tube lights which are covered by plastic panels.
If this is your ceiling type, you have two options: Frame the soffit opening and cover it with drywall.
You can see these two steps were actually done before we painted the walls because we wanted to be sure that the fixture box was centered.
If your kitchen ceiling is flat, it probably has one or more light fixtures mounted to it’s surface. It involves removing the old fixtures, installing the recessed lights, and repairing any ceiling damage left over from the old light fixtures.
If your home was built between the 1970’s and the 1990’s, you may have a soffit ceiling with a raised portion in the center.
This creates a modern flat ceiling for the recessed lights.
Remove the old lighting and install recessed lights inside the raised soffit ceiling.