What to do with that 1980's style kitchen lighting?


It's a common dilemma among home and condo owners that I'm sure most of you have seen before.
That Ugly, Out Dated grid lighting system in the kitchen of of a home!

Whether you're thinking about doing a new kitchen remodel or your just looking to modernize and open up your kitchens feel. This process that I developed many years ago will turn any of these eyesore ceilings into a show piece that you will love and your neighbors will envy. I've installed close to one hundred of these typse of trey ceilings here in the Brevard County area over the years.
Here some photo's of the process:

Custom Lighted Trey Ceiling - By: Peck Drywall and Painting
Kitchen Light Before:
Lighted grid drop ceiling removed:
Florescent Lights removed:
After the Kitchen Light is removed. It's time for a little drywall and mud work:
After the drywall was repaired, It was time to apply a new and more modern texture called Skip Trowel:
After the Skip Trowel was applied we added crown molding around the perimeter of the new kitchen trey ceiling:
Primed and painted with Sherwin Williams Super Paint:
Florescent or LED lights can be installed behind the crown molding for an elegant look:

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  • Nancy Falk
    on Apr 5, 2015

    I am disappointed at look. I would add a ceiling fan with light, maybe a more reflective surface on ceiling like mirrors or a reflective metallic paint when I redo my kitchen with same inset ceiling.

  • Happy Days Hometalker
    on Mar 15, 2017

    This turned out gorgeous, what a great upgrade !
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