DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4

Do you really need ice?  The first weekend we tore up the kitchen (read about that here) we moved the refrigerator across the room to let more light into the room.  We never hooked the water line up and we were suddenly sans ice.  I thought Dave was waiting on moving the water line, but I… Continue reading The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4

Interiors, Kitchen

Kitchen Sconce Bandwagon: Let Me Help You Aboard

I have written about sconces in the kitchen before and they are on my mind once again.  I'm working on a kitchen design that has the potential for wall lighting and I have suddenly found myself all in on kitchen sconces.  However, my client is more hesitant about seeing a wall of sconces saluting her every morning and since… Continue reading Kitchen Sconce Bandwagon: Let Me Help You Aboard

Interiors, Kitchen

Unnecessary and Beautiful: The Un-American Stove Sconce

Sconces at stoves are an unnecessary accessory that seem vaguely Un-American to me.  Wall space is typically grabbed by upper cabinets therefore sconces are an unusual light fixture to find in a kitchen.  If there is a sconce in a kitchen, it's most likely found next to the sink.  Most stoves have a light in the hood,… Continue reading Unnecessary and Beautiful: The Un-American Stove Sconce