Pendants or cans over peninsula?
I'm in the bid-gathering stages of a modest kitchen update. The cabinets will have new doors and drawer-fronts and be painted white. The counters will be dark gray quartz. The horrible fluorescent box is going. Also going is the cabinet and soffit over the peninsula, which will open things up quite a bit. I'm planning 4-inch cans in 9-ft. ceiling. I'm thinking of three small pendants suspended from a rail over the peninsula. While I was at the lighting store today, the guy suggested I just use cans over the peninsula to keep the space wide open. I hadn't thought of that. I'm not so sure that small, 4.5-inch diameter pendants will clutter the open space vacated by the cabinet + soffit. Plus, I kinda like the idea of light coming from the middle space, rather than just from the ceiling.
What do you think?
Looking out from the kitchen:
Looking into the kitchen (kitten supervising):