powered by
Design Dilemma
Design Dilemma

Finding new kitchen lights.

teresaschelfhoutDecember 2, 2012
I need to find new lights for kitchen. They are not hanging directly over any thing, I have no clue what I should do.
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Yes, a pendant light isn't appropriate if it's not suspended over a countertop.
For your traditional kitchen, what about some traditional schoolhouse lights? You can get them in a semi-flushmount for your main kitchen area and pendant variety for over the sink or counters.

Something like these?
Jefferson Classic Flush Ceiling Fixture · More Info
1 Like    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 11:23AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
And you've got two of them!!! Try a pair of semi-flush drum lights for an up to date look without hanging over nothing.
Simplistic Ceiling Fixture · More Info
Axis Semi Flush Mount · More Info
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 12:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
What is your motivation for replacing them? More light? Trendier fashion? Getting in the way? Different traditional style or finish? Energy efficiency? Or just tired of them?
    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 2:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Hi, Teresa! You've got some great ideas here, and we'd also like to suggest a pair of full (rather than semi-) flush mount ceiling lights (http://www.atgstores.com/flush-mount-ceiling-lights_448.html?linkLoc=topnav). We've chosen a few we think may look nice given your current decor and style, but there are thousands of choices. We hope this helps and wish you luck!
    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 3:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
It takes an electrician to relocate lights. Consult several, ask how they would do what you want, get several bids. Will they repair the holes they leave in the ceiling where they took out lights? If not, you'll have to consult another craftsman.

It's hard to tell where you might already have ceiling fixtures from the one photo. You may not have to relocate anything, but can't tell.

Go with what you like. Trust yourself. You're the one living with it.
    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 4:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
How about just installing can lights throughout the ceiling?
    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 9:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Darzy's idea is great, I also like deco's Axis Semi Mount Flush. Whatever you decide, stay away from the boob light! [houzz=
Designers Fountain 82811 Del Amo Semi-Flush Light in Burnished Bronze Finish · More Info
    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 3:22AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Sara Parker
How about just shortening the chains and making the ones you have flush mounted?
    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 5:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Отделка и дизайн
АХ какие молодцы МНЕ кажется что светильники с цветной мозаикой очень подойдут к ВаШМ шторочкам Я в ВОСТОРГЕ !!!
    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 7:19AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
How about track lights?
    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 8:18AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
I like the new version of the track light--monorails with spots. New transformers within the canopies make for easy installation of the low voltage system. You can run the monorail anywhere on the ceiling--and you can bend it or make square corners. Love the versatility.
    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 11:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Carolina Girl
I solved this problem in my kitchen by using the bendable track lighting. There was a ceiling fan in the middle of the room and I wanted lighting over my island without having to hire an electrician and patching the middle of the ceiling where the current electrical connection was. You can direct the light wherever you want with this type of lighting.
    Bookmark   December 9, 2012 at 8:16AM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
My new lights for kitchen island
How many light bulbs are their and what is the wattage...
need to find island lights, want something special, warm lighting
we are putting in a new kitchen and looking for lighting...
Terrie Stickel
Need help with new lighting in my small kitchen.
My kitchen has a 14 year old overhead giant fluorescent...
Elisabeth Branigan
Lighting Ideas for new Kitchen
We just moved into a new home and I am looking for...
More Discussions
Need help picking sofa or seating for my living room
I have a black lab that likes to sleep on the sofa....
Sonya Dean
tight basement bathroom
I am finishing out a basement. the bathroom area is...
Please help completing my great room
It is a very bare space at the moment as I have focused...
GAIT oili
GAIT by my is 78 of l9limited o hh
Is it hard to maintain copper hoods in kitchens
Is it hard to maintain copper hoods in kitchens
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.