HELP, I desperately need an electrical/lighting plan
I was talking to 2 electricians last week about wiring my new ovens and they mentioned lighting changes. I am hopelessly unknowledgable on what would be suitable.One recommended 6 line voltage halogen pots in the working area, the other low voltage halogen pots. One recommended xenon under-counter lights the other tiny fluorescent tubes. They both mentioned hardwiring the under-counter lights. LED's are still very expensive in Canada and we don't have any regulations regarding incandescent.
I have no idea what type and placement of fixtures would be advantageous. Right now I just have 2 centre fixtures, one in the work area with a CFL bulb, one in the eating area. Most prep work is done between the sink and cook top. I have 8' ceilings and my son is 6'7" tall. Somehow I can't see pendants or halogens over the peninsula being a good thing for the top of his head. I would prefer LED's in the future when costs are more affordable so I would like a plan that is practical, efficient, flexible but cost effective.
I would appreciate it if you could recommend a good tutorial site or even better if you could outline a good plan for a 11' x 16' kitchen with 8' ceilings.