WWYD with these recessed lights?
Our kitchen is 16 x 11.5. We are reusing the old 6" cans and bought CR6 inserts for them. The old kitchen had a light right over the sink and one light on either side - this is the short 11.5' side of the kitchen. The 16' side only had 3 lights.
In the new kitchen we didn't know what to do about the recessed lights and how to work them around the range and hood. The range will be such a focal point in the kitchen that it seemed you either needed to have a can centered in front of it, or have them equal distances away on the sides of the hood. This made it so that the light to the right of the hood was really close to the light to the left of the sink. DHs solution was to nix the light to the left of the sink. so now it's quite a distance from the light over the sink to the first light on the long wall run. maybe it looks OK. I am not sure. My idea would be to leave the light to the left of the sink and have 4 lights on the 16' wall and 3 on the 11.5' wall. we will also have 2 cans over the pantry/fridge wall which I don't have shown in these photos, and 2 pendant lights over the island. Plus LED under cabinet lighting.
Also it's worth noting that the sink light is on its own switch. So if you don't turn on the sink light and just flip the switch for the other canned lights (on the perimeter) there will be a big distance between the light to the right of the sink and the light in the corner where the long wall starts.
So I guess I am asking if this is OK? Should I try to talk DH into adding another can to the left of the sink? Even though it would be very close to the light in the corner?
I'll add more pictures below this. The range/hood will be right between
The 2 framed window boxes.
Do you see how there 2 joist channels to the left of the sink with no lights? There used to be a can in the joist channel that is closest to the sink, but still to the left of the sink. The can was pushed as far left as it would go.