The House That Jack Built – Recessed Lighting

Light above the sink

When it came time to select lighting for our new home, I was at a loss.  Where to begin?

When in doubt, well placed recessed lighting is a viable option.  Search the internet, there are excellent reference sites that detail proper light spacing.  The ceiling height will be a very important component in planning your design.  Well placed recessed lighting can create subtle mood lighting in the great room; in the kitchen it can be an excellent task light source.

All our great room lighting is recessed with one exception; the light above our kitchen sink.


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Down in my basement, lined neatly on a shelf are handwritten notebooks chronicling my life. After years of writing, the experience became more of a burden then an important part of my day so I quit writing. Five years later I took up writing again. This time it was in the form of a blog which gave me a place to hang out after I lost my job. From there my blog content morphed into writing about my general contractor experience building our house. As my life experiences grew so did my blog.

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