There is a solution for that old kitchen grid lighting in your Home or Condominium!

April 27, 2011
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It's a common dilemma among condo and homeowners all over the country. The ugly out dated grid lighting system in your clients home or condo. Whether your client is trying to sell, remodeling or they are looking for a more modern update. This process that I have developed will turn any of these eyesore's into a show piece that your  client's neighbors will envy.

Kitchen Light Before:

After Kitchen Light is removed. It's time for a little drywall and mud work:

After the drywall was repaired, It was ready for me to apply a new and modern texture called Skip Trowel:

After the Skip Trowel was applied we added crown molding around the perimeter of the new kitchen trey ceiling:

Primed and painted with Sherwin Williams Super Paint:

 Florecent lights were installed behind the crown molding for an elegant look:


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    Nathanover 6 years ago

    That looks great, nicely done. Do you use semi-gloss to make it reflect more?

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    Sir Mixalotover 6 years ago

    Thank you Nathan. Yes, the semi-gloss helps reflect the light downward and show's off the skip trowel texture on the ceiling. And, we put a gloss sheen on the crown molding.

    -Paul

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    McWhorterover 6 years ago

    Well done~ the area becomes totally different.

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    astorover 6 years ago

    Looks really nice! Is it a heat gun to dry faster or for texture?

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    Mike's Plumbingover 6 years ago

    Great job Paul, I wish you lived in my neck of the woods quality work like this is always needed.

    Mike

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    Jim Mover 6 years ago

    Looks good, my question would be how is the kitchen now lighted? It certainly doesn't look bright enough to see what you are doing while cooking.

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    bednevover 6 years ago

    LOOKS VERY NICE. YOU MAY WANT ADD THAT YOU NEED TO ROUTE THE WIRING THAT WAS USED FOR THE ORIGINAL FIXTURE TO THE SIDE OF WALL JUST ABOVE THE CROWN MOLDING.

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    jjb99over 6 years ago

    Looks cool

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    Sir Mixalotover 6 years ago

    @ McWhorter, Thank you.
    @ astor, The heat gun is for speeding up the drying process of the hot mud.

    -Paul

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    Sir Mixalotover 6 years ago

    @ Mike's Plumbing, Thanks Mike. I can travel for a small fee. ;P

    @ Jim M, Thanks. There was alot more light in the kitchen then the picture shows.

    -Paul

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    Sir Mixalotover 6 years ago

    @ bednev, Thank you. Actually the wires were already in the side wall because the condo ceiling is concrete.

    @ jjb99, Thanks man.

    -Paul

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    flashheatingandover 6 years ago

    Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. I just ran into a situation in which a customer was talking about the lighting in a similiar setup. I copied and pasted this blog to show.

    That does look sharp, I wish I thought of something like that. Heck, if I knew how to explain it in words, I probably would have plagerized the idea. Good thing I am not a very good wordsmith.

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    Sir Mixalotover 6 years ago

    @flashheatingandair, Wow. Thanks man. I'm glad my Blog could help you in that situation.

    -Paul

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    flashheatingandover 6 years ago

    Didn't help me out...:) It's just a good idea, and thought I would share it.

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    artiospaintingover 6 years ago

    verry nice

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