Here is the question:
We recently gave our kitchen a ‘makeover’ that involved new countertops and appliances. Soon we’ll have new flooring & now, thanks to you, I’m determined to have painted cabinets, too. 🙂 The one thing that’s lacking is a great lighting solution. Due to the way our house is situated, the kitchen is fairly dark throughout the day. We had a giant (super ugly) plastic covered fluorescent that went out with the old laminate countertop and appliances. We currently have some pendant lights & a track…that don’t really offer enough wattage to light the entire kitchen sufficiently. We’ve talked about recessed lighting, but don’t want to get out of our league with a project that we can’t handle. As you talk about often, the budget is not exactly expansive. Is there something we could do ourselves that would illuminate our kitchen or shall we live like cave dwellers until we can afford a professional?
Yes, there is something you can do yourself that will give you great light in your kitchen without breaking the bank. Exactly what that is depends on a number of things and as i started to write them out I found myself wishing I could just answer the question verbally, so that’s what I did! The audio player and download link is at the bottom of this post.
I’ve also gone out and found a few links for you that might help.
The photo above is from the following post, which mentions lighting:
DoItYourself.com has a whole category on electrical and there are thousands more resources online.
I also mentioned a new wire that is flat. I’m not sure it’s really ready for widespread use yet, but here is the link:
And here is the audio of my answer: