Ideal Placement of Pot Lights For Kitchen Reno. Help!
Doing a Kitchen Reno and need some good advice on what the ideal spacing/placement for the pot lights should be. Previously there were really... uhumm- UGLY "Home Depot Contractor Specials" 4 inch PAR 20 cans up there. I opted to take them out in place of low profile 3 1/2 inch fixtures with GU10 bulbs which look far more discreet. Attached photo with the previous set-up. The lights have now been removed with the holes Drywall patched so wiring is still there intact for the replacement cans.
NOTE: The previous contractor had the cans in all 4 corners of the highest part of the ceiling centered at 14.5 inches (to outer edge of 4 inch fixture) from each side of the bulkhead.
Looking up from the ground, the previous Pot lights were further into the Kitchen centre than the countertop ie. shining onto the Kitchen floor. It was my understanding that the pot lights should have a relation to the countertop edge below for maximum lighting effect. In other words, should they have been at say 25 inches instead of 18+14.5=32.5 inches? But, I honestly have no idea :-)
Room Size- 10.5 x 9.5 feet.
Kitchen Layout- L shaped
Bulkhead- 18 inches deep x 10 inches height
Ceiling- Almost 9 ft high
Countertop Depth- 25.5 inches
Hood with bulb Over cooktop.
LED under cabinet lighting strips under all wall cabinets in the "L- shaped" kitchen.
Previous Pots- 6 x 4inch Par 20 fixtures. 4 in the corners of the 9 foot part of the ceiling. 1 inside the bulkhead shining down onto the sink area. 1 inside bulkhead shining down on decorative Mexican Talavera water jug on wall opposite the window wall.
Therefore, the proposed complete lighting layout is 6 pot lights x 3 1/2 inch with 50W GU10 Halogen Bulb (hopefully LED by end of summer when prices fall) and LED under cabinet lighting. 4 in the corners, one above sink, one above water jug on wall opposite to window/sink wall.
Many thanks in advance.