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The Project Handbook

We’re here to help you refresh or renovate your home—get started with inspiration, tips, and advice for every space.

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How To Light Your Kitchen

Ensure this hardworking space is well-lit for everyday use, from prepping meals to entertaining guests.

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Quick Lighting Tips

Shade Considerations

For task lighting above an island, pendants with a metal shade will focus the light downward.

Quick Lighting Tips

Pendant Placement

Hang your light 30 to 36 inches above the island countertop; we offer custom pendant lengths to make it easy.

Quick Lighting Tips

Open Concept Design

Pick a single finish for all lighting to visually connect the entire space.

Customize Your Light

Create the right light for your space with your choice of shade, finish, and length—read our step-by-step guide to learn more.

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Hardware Considerations

See our 3 Things to Know Before You Buy Cabinet Hardware to find out why we love solid brass and how to choose between knobs and pulls.

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Design Crew

Work with our design experts for advice on your project. Schedule a free consultation to get started.

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