While kitchen lighting can serve its purpose in food preparation, it is also important to remember that your kitchen will be a place of conversation, socialization, and often times entertainment. Warm and inviting lighting, that serves an essential function can be dependent on the style, but also the placement. You will see in the before pictures, a very classic 1970’s style box lighting, that not only sticks out, taking up an undesirable amount of space, but also contains highly fluorescent lighting. Removing these lights and inserting a newer and less of an eyesore style was a must! However, this older home contained quite the throwback feature, ceiling heat. Using a FLIR heat camera was required in order to safely secure the new light fixture and design, and avoid placement of nails and screws in the wrong locations. A chic and much more updated lighting set was installed, surrounded by faux box-beam and bead board inserts, creating an appealing, and effective kitchen illumination.