Change the look of existing pendants or garage sale finds with interchangeable shades, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. You can alter the room’s design style and add color with this simple change. Here, textured glass shades catch the eye and soften the light over the kitchen island.
What was a dark cramped part of the kitchen, is now a bright open airy place. The kitchen wall is gone and the bright colors of the cabinets help light up the room, as well as the additional light from the dining room area. As seen on HGTV's "Cousins Undercover."
Cabinet lighting highlights the glass storage and tile backsplash illuminating the back wall of the bar. Sconce lighting creates a low light atmosphere perfect for the lounge vibe. Bar seating opens up to a pair of leather gray armchairs expanding the room and allowing for choices in seating.
This open plan kitchen features light wood cabinets paired with black countertops. Metal track lighting hangs above the kitchen island, while brown leather stools provide a spot for casual dining. Neutral tiles line the floors.
This transitional kitchen remodel features painted blue cabinets paired paired with oak cabinets and a white subway tile backsplash. Custom wood storage baskets decorate a shiplap accent wall, while several stools line the kitchen island, providing a spot for casual dining. Recessed lighting illuminates the space.
Handsome cabinetry in oak, with sophisticated lighting and glass shelves, showcases a remarkable collection of sports memorabilia in the basement bar area. Custom, illuminated shelving for assorted swords creates an impressive visual display.
Woodgrain cabinets and a matching island with white countertop pair with the hardwood floor to add warmth to this bright, white kitchen. Circle pendant lights add a unique, decorative element above the L-shaped island complete with white bar chairs for an eat-in space. A large floating white cabinet adds extra storage for an organized finish.
Oval mirrors over white cabinets creates a side-by-side double vanity set up in this bathroom. A trio of sconces light the nook shape framing the vanities. The split wall features a textured white finish around the lower half giving a wave-like look to the room.
If you like your cabinets but want a bit more pizzazz, put a spotlight on them with lighting. Designer Judith Wright Sentz used LED ribbon lights inside and low voltage lights underneath. Not only does this showcase the beautiful leaded glass doors and items on display, it also provides additional functional light for the kitchen. Sentz says the kitchen, which was a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner, was once very dark, so she took care to add as much light to the space as possible.