What's wrong with fluorescent lighting?
I know that recessed lighting is commonly used for general lighting in kitchens. We have recessed lighting in the living room and the master bedroom and I dislike it. IMO, it may work with 8' ceiling but it is just not *enough* with 9' or higher ceiling. Well, yes, I can see what's around but I cannot read anything with that light and have to turn a floor lamp on or go to another room.
The kitchen "came" with two long fluorescent lights sitting under the ceiling, another fluorescent light (hidden behind a semi-transparent plastic panel) over the sink, and a pathetic light bulb over the cooktop. The breakfast room had a chandelier that I replaced with a pendant.
I have never felt light-deprived in the kitchen. I am one of those people who do NOT dislike fluorescent lighting.
IDK why I have thought all this time that I could take care of lighting later. My remodel is happening very fast right now (knock on wood) and I need to tell the electrician what to do on Monday.
*Everyone* is telling me I need can lighting for my new remodel. I think I am going to have 2 cans over the cooktop and one over the "recessed" pantry. The pendant over the breakfast table stays. Would it be terrible if I left fluorescent lights in the middle of the kitchen and just replaced the ugly shades with nicer ones?