Add Sparkle with a DIY Pendant Light

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Home Stager with Seneca Home Staging

Add Some Sparkle, Color, and Pizzaz!Recessed Kitchen Lighting Before

If you're looking for a way to add some sparkle, color, and pizzazz to your kitchen, this is a quick, easy, and inexpensive change that lends itself well to both home staging and redesign projects. No need to call an electrician--if you can change a light bulb, you can change a recessed light into a pendant light.

Quick

It only takes about an hour, and that includes everything from reading the simple directions, getting the ladder and screwdriver from the garage, measuring and adjusting the cord length, cleaning the sticky stickers off the glass shades, and screwing in the new fixture.

 

Easy

Kitchen Pendant Lighting After

All you really have to do is unscrew the existing light bulb from a recessed light and screw the new assembly into the light fixture socket, adjust the length of the cord, and attach the shade.

Inexpensive

The recessed light conversion kits for this project were $20 each, and the shades were $14.98 each from Lowes. There are other shades to choose from in many styles and colors.

For more inspiration on how to use pendant lights in your kitchen,  click here for a great article from Houzz.

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Janelle Ancillotti, Certified Professional Home Stager

Seneca Home Staging, Baldwinsville, NY

(315) 506-0725

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Rainmaker
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Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
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I never knew that pendant lights were so easy to install! They are very popular right now, and add a lot to a kitchen. Thanks for the info, Janelle!

Nov 04, 2012 04:56 AM #1
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Mark Loewenberg
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excellent I neve knew that either or that they were such an inexpensive idea to pull off!

Nov 04, 2012 05:11 AM #2
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Janelle - Wow, great information here.  You mean you don't have to join red wires and black wires?...  I love the sound of the conversion kit - now that, I can handle!

Nov 04, 2012 06:23 AM #3
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Jeffrey Funk
eXp Realty - Windermere, FL
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Good morning Janelle,

You are so right...pendant lights make such a difference in the finishings of a kitchen. 

Have a great week,

Jeff

Nov 04, 2012 07:43 PM #4
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Great share Janelle.  I've done this project in several homes and it is easy with a great effect. 

Nov 04, 2012 11:03 PM #5
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

That does sound much easier. Thank you for the great information. 

Nov 05, 2012 11:58 AM #6
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I've seen these at Lowe's but have never tried one.  I love the idea....what a great transformation!

Nov 06, 2012 05:51 AM #7
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Janelle Ancillotti
Seneca Home Staging - Syracuse, NY
HSR Certified Home Stager, Syracuse, NY

Thanks everyone! Give them a try sometime and see what you think.

Nov 07, 2012 12:45 AM #8
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Kathy Streib
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Janelle- i've suggested and used these for many homes when providing a redesign project.  I love them. 

Nov 09, 2012 06:48 AM #9
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