The kitchen is in an open living/dining/kitchen space with a tall, sloping ceiling. We did not want to put recessed downlights in the ceiling so we used valance lighting under and on top of the upper cabinets (along with some simple pendant light) to illuminate the space. A clean, light palate of clear fir cabinets, glass tile backsplash and white Cesarstone countertop was also used. Electrical outlets at the courtertop are in a continuous strip beneath the upper cabinets to eleminate the need to cut holes holes in the glass tile backsplash.
photo: Chris Bell