Updating recessed kitchen lighting
Lovely brushed stainless steel faucet works nicely with the double stainless undermount sink. Since the existing hinges on his cabinets were already antique brass and they are not hidden, I decided the best way to update them would be to add antique brass knobs and pulls, so I ordered these off Ebay for him. With complimentary bin pulls for the drawers, it totally gives this kitchen a fresh new look without starting over with the hinges.The tile is a sturdy porcelain with mottled brown/tan and complements the granite nicely. There is still a little bit of touching up under the countertops to be done and you can see that not all the doors had the knobs attached when I took these pics.The color is not accurate here, but it’s the same as the kitchen paint.The home owner was very pleased with how everything turned out and loved the finished product. If anyone here in Birmingham is interested in the Meadow Brook area, I can put you in touch with him.
Here’s a link to my own kitchen track light rail system that I put up last year (also found at Lowes). You can see the wall color here, which is Rice Grain by Sherwin Williams.We may have used the next darker color, Ramie in one room, but it seems that the painters got a few colors mixed up, so I totally think most of what you see is Rice Grain. I advised him to get a deep stainless steel undermount sink.The granite is the same one I chose for my house, Napoli. Clean and fresh, it looks like a whole new kitchen and it is a whole new kitchen!In the average kitchen, though, a standard ceiling light — plus a couple of smaller ones above the sink and stove — are about as good as it gets. Your rescue strategy doesn't have to break the bank. It doesn't get easier than this: Just peel away the backing and press the puck-style units into place.
Focus on light sources that don't require electrical work, and install fresh fixtures in the same spots that are wired for the existing ones. They're especially handy beneath cabinets to brighten countertop workspace, above a sink that has no light source or to cast a glow into dark drawer and cupboard corners.I had a lot of fun with it and the homeowner could not be happier. I'm Rhoda, from Atlanta, GA and I love decorating and DIY projects.Decorating a home doesn't have to cost a fortune and I've spent years thrifting at antiques markets and yard sales, finding those treasures that make a home unique. I took a look around his mid-1980’s brick home to see what all needed to be done.