There's nothing worse than walking into the kitchen of a basically remodelled older home and seeing the original fluorescent lights behind that ugly, dark, dry-rotted grid stuff! I have no idea what it's called but I don't care to research it to find out because it's ugly and should in most cases be yanked out and replaced. Take a look at the culprit:
So, the obvious question is--What can a homeowner do to ditch the ugly and bring in the new and updated in order to capture the most amount of money and get a return on what is spent on updating the kitchen ceiling light source?
At the Open House I held yesterday, the homeowner has come up with a classy-looking fix to the ugly lighting in his kitchen. Taking out the old grid-thing and opening up the "square of height" is exactly what is suggested in this case. The homeowner added some nice, new, shiny light fixtures and some interesting wood trim to jazz up the space. It's good-looking, works for the purpose for which it's intended, and seems to add height to an otherwise low ceiling in the kitchen. One neighbor even came over to take pictures of the new lighting to show to his contractor to do the same thing in HIS house. :) Anyway, here's the fix that this homeowner elected to do:
So, if you're tired of the old lighting or if you're thinking of selling and your kitchen light needs some "pop," change out the old ceiling light! Then, either enjoy it and keep the house OR let the money come rolling in when you sell a nicely-updated home.