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Best placement for kitchen recessed lighting

Posted by transitional (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 22, 10 at 13:18

The next step in our kitchen remodel is to determine where to place the recessed lighting. We have already decided to do under and over the cabinet lighting but we still need general lighting in the room and that will be the purpose of the recessed lights. We have a vaulted ceiling with a skylight so that makes it all the more interesting. Please let me know what your opinion is of my sketch and if I could get away with less lighting or if I need more.

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RE: Best placement for kitchen recessed lighting

After some discussion, I made some changes to the plan, any suggestions?

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RE: Best placement for kitchen recessed lighting

final update, we haven't hung the drywall yet so still time for some suggestions please.

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RE: Best placement for kitchen recessed lighting

The two cans over the pantries shouldn't be over the cabinets.


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RE: Best placement for kitchen recessed lighting

hi dim4fun, the ceiling height above the pantries goes from about 11ft to 14ft because of the sloped ceiling. does that make a difference? we're going to install an eyeball trim kit as well. thanks for your help!


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RE: Best placement for kitchen recessed lighting

How far out should we move the cans above the pantries?


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RE: Best placement for kitchen recessed lighting

Slope ceiling cans are much nicer looking than eyeballs.

You need to move the cans back far enough for them to get some light into the pantries yet stay within the beam angle of the lamps at your varying ceiling height. Typically this would be 24 - 30" with 8' ceiling using wide flood lamps and further back with 12' ceiling. You should experiment to be sure of your decision for your chosen fixtures, trims and lamps. Have the electrician put a cord on a fixture and tack it up.


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RE: Best placement for kitchen recessed lighting

Have you visited the kitchen forum? You may want to do that before you decide.

Here is a link that might be useful: Home page for forums


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