Vintage Black & White Kitchen
Install dimmers on over-island lighting.
Homeowner Christine Woolner wanted a functional kitchen with a vintage black and white look, which the designers achieved with Shaker cabinetry, granite counters and traditional hardware. "Install dimmer switches on your lighting," advises Bills. "Whether for ceiling fixtures or lamps, they're essential." Especially for lights over an island, dimmers allow for low lighting while entertaining around the island and brighter lighting while cooking.