Do you still have a kitchen with fluorescent lighting? Many homes built in the last century have lighting that’s made up of fluorescent lighting tubes recessed into the ceiling. This setup not only makes a house look dated, but it is also not the best in terms of energy efficiency.
In this blog post, we want to give you a little inspiration for what you could do to replace the fluorescent lighting in your kitchen. Some of these ideas will require a little more work than what our electricians can handle, and you may need to employ the skills of a local carpenter or handyman, as well as someone who can paint your ceiling a fresh, bright white. But as far as the electrical work goes, the electricians at Electrician Express would be happy to help you with this “out with the old and in with the new” project.
Removing and Replacing a Fluorescent Light Box in Your Kitchen
Let’s start with the simplest transformation. If the fluorescent lighting in your kitchen is housed in a fixture that isn’t recessed into the ceiling, we can remove the old fixture and install a new fixture in its place. If the wiring is in the exact spot that you need it to be for your new fixture, congratulations! This is going to be a simple, inexpensive upgrade. You will, however, have to patch the areas where the old light fixture was attached to the ceiling, and you’ll probably want to add a fresh coat of paint to the entire kitchen ceiling, but overall, this is a quick fix that will have a huge impact!
Of course, if you need the wiring moved to another location, we can do that for you. Or you may want to add multiple can lights on a dimmer switch. If you have an island in your kitchen, a popular trend right now is to add pendant lighting that complements your décor over it.
Removing Recessed Fluorescent Lighting in Your Flushing Kitchen
Removing and replacing the recessed lighting in your kitchen is a similar process for your Flushing electrician. We can take care of removing the old light fixture and replacing it with the one of your choice. However, for homeowners, the next part is a little more involved.
After the light fixture is replaced, you’ll be left with a recessed area in your ceiling that will need some work. Fortunately, there are many ways to cover it up that are relatively inexpensive and that can actually turn the area into a feature instead of an eyesore. You can find inspiration all over the internet of what homeowners have done with their kitchen ceilings after taking out their old fluorescent lighting. Here are a few pictures to get you started with some ideas:
Other Kitchen Lighting You May Want to Consider Adding
While you have an electrician in your Genesee County home, you may want to consider adding some additional lighting. We can install under-cabinet lighting, in-cabinet lighting (if you have any cabinets with glass doors), or we can install an electrical outlet on top of your cabinets so you can add rope lighting to give that area a nice, soft glow. Whatever you decide to do with the lighting in your kitchen, a Flushing electrician from Electrician Express can help! Contact us today to get an estimate on the work or to make an appointment to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!