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Kitchen Island Lighting Off-Centre

Sewsantacrazy's picture

I have a U-shaped kitchen with a 3 ft. X 6 ft centre island. The lighting junction box above the island is off-centre (both width -by 5ins. & length -by 4 ins). Does anyone have a solution for lighting? I have an open-concept home and moving the junction box means repainting the entire ceiling area plus the sealed lighting box goes into my attic. I'm looking at track lighting, but haven't found anything I like. I have traditional light fixtures throughout my spaces (oiled bronze). Can I use a modern fixture with a different finish? I'd appreciate any suggestions! 

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emily66012's picture

I'd have both ample recessed lighting (every room need max lighting in case you drop an earing) and something decorative hanging. mood lights are great too. I have them all and is motion sensored.

Sewsantacrazy's picture

Thanks for the medallion suggestion. My hubby thinks it will be off-kilter with the 2 hanging pendant lights over the peninsula section, which have small medallions already. Now I'm thinking of a large, thin sheet of drywall, framed out with trim the same size as the island (an oversized, custom medallion, sort of?). Again my hubby (the guy who's doing all the actual work :) doesn't think it would work. If anyone has seen any photos of such an idea, can you provide a link to the picture? Again, thanks! 

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