Hey all! Now that our basement is almost done, I’ve moved back upstairs and am working on making some kitchen updates! To start with, I need your help picking out brass sconce lights!
You might remember a few years ago I painted the kitchen cabinets for a “phase 1” update. At that time upgrading the formica countertops wasn’t in the cards. That meant the back “L” was left alone, including the dated electric cooktop and pop-up vent hood.
I had been wanting to upgrade to a gas cooktop with a hood vent. Well… earlier this week I took out the cooktop, demo’ed the backsplash, and re-worked the cabinets of the back L! It involved taking down all the uppers, re-building one cabinet, and moving the cooktop cabinet to be centered. I think it will look great centered versus how the cooktop was offset before.
Then, late last night I installed our new hood vent, so this is how it looks now! (I’ll still vent it out through the ceiling and out the attic)
I’ve got white quartz countertops ordered, along with a new gas cooktop! I’m also planning on building a simple enclosure for the hood vent. Here are some inspiration photos of how I’d like the hood vent to look:
Simple Modern Vent Hood Inspiration:
- White Buffalo Styling Co. 2. Kristina Lynne 3. Studio McGee 4. My Simply Simple 5. Homes to Love 6. Su Casa Design
I haven’t picked out backsplash tile yet, but I know I’ll go with something that is simple and white, with white grout. Anything to make it feel brighter in here! I’m also not positive what color I’ll paint the vent hood… white, black, or the same green as the island?! Anyways, I need your help picking out which brass sconce lights I should go with! This is important to decide now because it will determine where I mount the electrical boxes for them. Here are the lights I’m choosing between:
Brass Sconce Light Options
Some of the things I kept into account when choosing lighting were:
- Must look good with the island pendants and dining chandelier.
- They need to give off plenty of lighting because our kitchen is too dark. No brass lampshades or single bulbs.
- Need to fit into the 13″ space between the vent hood and cabinet.