By ggfp. Kitchen. At Tuesday, February 06th 2018, 05:44:30 AM.
In the corners of the kitchen, install cabinets at 45 degrees to the adjoining cabinets rather than a \"blind\" cabinet or \"lazy susan\". While a 45 degree cabinet has some dead space, it utilizes more space than a \"lazy susan\", mainly because the cabinet shelves and drawers are square, and a \"lazy susan\" is round.
Combine both of the above with perfectly positioned halogen ceiling lights, directed to the most commonly used areas. This provided us with a safe and well-lit environment around the stove and above the sink and serving areas. The kitchen lighting fixtures used have become a vital addition to our kitchen that we hope will provide satisfaction to our family for many years to come.
Keep your ceilings tall by putting in scissors trusses. You can make your walls 8 foot tall, but by adding the scissors truss (peak at 13 to 14 feet) will give you lots of visual space and a less confined feeling. And get a skylight in the kitchen. The opening for a skylight can be much bigger than the skylight itself. Get the opening from the peak of the ceiling to the edge of the wall, and locate the skylight near a perpendicular wall so it will disperse the light throughout the kitchen. Put some \"niches\" in your tall walls above the 8' line for greenery, or statues. Put \"puck\" lights in these niches for accent lighting.