Monday, February 24, 2014

2014 Kitchen Remodeling Trends, Part 5: Lighting

Erin Feasby of Feasby & Bleeks Design's Top 5 2014 Kitchen Trends predicts sconce lighting where upper cabinets used to be:

kitchen-kitchen-trends-1.jpg, "2014 Kitchen Trends"

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PJ70 lamps by Örsjo Belysning in the kitchen of Louise Liljencrantz (photo by Sanna Lindberg)., home of Louise Liljencrantz

The Chicago Tribune did a piece called "Check out kitchen design trends for 2014" on January 21, 2014. The author notes that instead of small glass pendants over the kitchen island, large drum pendant light fixtures as a center piece are popular . . . anything "that's brighter and more prominent may be all it takes to give your kitchen a welcome makeover".

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Once You've Removed Your Bulky Upper Cabinets, ConsiderWiring In Reclaimed Industrial Lighting Fixtures To Add A Touch Of Eye Catching Personality (by No20 Christine F. Interiordesign), "2014 Kitchen Design Trends . . . " by No20 Christine F Interior Design

industrial lighting louisiana, "Industrial Lighting Trend Continues to Shine", Crate and Barrel's Emmett Pendant Lamp

Cote de Texas

Kitchen Island Under Industrial Spotlights
hgtv, "Kitchen Lighting Design Tips", Barn pendants, kitchen of Asa @myCasa

When wall space is covered by cabinets and shelves, the clamp swing arm lamps are the solution (Me and Alice)  kitchen

All this giant statement lighting sort of makes this beautiful kitchen seem out of date:

shaker style cabinets, "Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles"

But, 50 years ago, lighting was not the show-stopper it is today:

yellow kitchen, Ktichens of the 1960s

Next in my kitchen series is appliances, and then I will have one last "secret kitchen ingredient" to post about.


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  2. Do you think cabinets with a curve at the top will come back in style or are they going to be a think of the past?

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