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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 design firm McIntyre Bills achieved with Shaker cabinetry, granite counters and traditional hardware. "Install dimmer switches on your lighting," advises Ronald Bills of McIntyre 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.

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