NY Good Questions: How Should We Light These 2 Rooms?

NY Good Questions: How Should We Light These 2 Rooms?

Maxwell Ryan
Feb 6, 2008

Hello AT,

We are currently in the process of renovating our little pre-war apartment.

The renovation consists primarily of redoing the entryway / kitchen and the bathroom.

The main focus is enlarging and opening up the kitchen and having a bar looking out to the living room.

By opening it up, it also creates a more open space when you enter, and as a result the entry way and kitchen become more a part of the same space...

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Also, we managed to raise the ceiling in the kitchen, which was hiding a beam.

This is great from a space perspective, but is causing a bit of a challenge from a lighting perspective.

The electrician is coming next week, so I have to decide quickly where to position the lights.

So my question is this - would you take an approach that 'ties together' the lighting in the entry and the kitchen?

And if so, how would you suggest spacing the lighting and what type of lighting fixtures would you suggest.

I am also interested in general perspectives on lighting ideas for pre-war kitchen. I can't make up my mind if I want more of a hanging fixture or something flush to the ceiling.....

Any ideas would be most appreciated.

Thanks! Alanna

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