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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Quick poll

Look at your kitchen light - is it a flush-mounted light? Track lighting? Pendant lighting?

I'm having my Dad help me replace some lights when he's here and one of the ones I want to replace is the kitchen lighting. The problem is that I can't decide which type of lighting would be best for a kitchen. My kitchen is separate from the dining room (that light is also being replaced with a chandelier rather than the current ceiling fan that I loathe) and is kind of small so I don't need anything large but I want something that will light up the entire room. Ideas?

Here's a flush-mounted light that I like

Here's a semi-flush that I like

This is similar to what I have now

12 comments:

  1. The flush mounted one you like is what we have in our kitchen. It's set up on a dimmer switch.

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  2. I vote for semi-flush and I'll tell you why....
    In my previous house I had a flush mounted light and changing the lightbulbs was a major pain in the tush. Unscrewing the screw thing and holding the glass so it didn't fall, putting it down somewhere , climbing back up, getting the lightbulb out, climbinb down, getting new lightbulb up, climbing down, getting the glass back on.... it sucked!
    and i like the semi-flush one you picked out. :)

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  3. Erika- you and I have been in the same hell! I would go with the semi flush, I just like them better, but if your ceiling seems exceptionally low you might need to go with the flush. Make sure you check wattages! We replaced a fixture at the old house and it was a lower wattage and that room always felt like a cave.

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  4. All our lights are either flush mounted or recessed. Lady bugs are really bad up here and the semi-flushed becomes a mass grave for lady bugs and flies. I'd rather mess with the pain of changing the light bulbs than to deal with the dead bugs.

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  5. Thanks for the advice ladies! :) I like them both but I'll think about changing the light and the possibility of bugs getting stuck.

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  6. I vote for the flush or semi-flush. We have flush mounted in our hallways and bedrooms, and they seem to light up the rooms just fine.

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  7. we have recessed with pendant, but that works for our kitchen. i would vote for semi-flush over flush based on other lights i have. good luck!

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  8. So how was your weekend at the orchard?

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  9. My 2 pieces of advice - make sure what ever you pick is bright enough, a dark kitchen is just no fun to cook in. And only get lights that take fairly normal and easy to find bulbs - the flush light in my bedroom takes these bizarre bulbs that are a pain in the butt to find.

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  10. The semi-flush uses 3-60 watt bulbs...plenty bright enough! :) I'm leaning more towards the semi-flush. I plan on stopping by after work today to check them out again.

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  11. I have a flush mounted in the kitchen and that lights up the space great not to mention the bug and dust crap isn't an issue. In my bedroom I have the semi-flush and I still haven't figured out how I'm going to change a bulb in the darn thing. I think I have to take it all apart anyway because I can't get high enough to reach around the glass. I suppose a ladder would work but my bed is under it. Ugh! Anyway, good luck and I'm sure whichever you choose will be perfect. :)

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  12. Okay so I went to Lesley's last night and looked at her kitchen light - it's a flush mounted one similar to the one I like and I think I'm going with that instead. :) It just really lit up the kitchen. Thanks everyone!

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