Kitchen lighting tips from the pros

Flood lamps and under-counter lights do best job

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Q: In an effort to update my kitchen, I had the two fluorescent lights removed and three recessed lights put in. I did not realize they would not give out much light. Can you advise me on what options I have now that I have three holes in the ceiling? Is there any other kind of bulb I can use?

A: One of the most important things to consider in updating a kitchen is lighting. It ranks right up there with appliance placement, cabinets and countertop material. But lighting is often overlooked.