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RE: put me out of my misery and just tell me what kind of cans to (Follow-Up #39)

posted by: needsometips08 on 02.19.2010 at 10:00 pm in Kitchens Forum

My sheetrock was put up today so I was able to take photos of Halo cans(and other generics - I have 3 cheap brands of cans in my kitchen) WITH JUNO TRIM :-):

I posted this in another related thread, but I thought it would be helpful here too.

Close up. You can see where the springs hook into. It's really easy - I Had it clipped in in about 10 seconds:

Here it is in the ceiling. You can see it sits perfectly flush.

Here is my wholeceilng. I have no trims in at all except one - it's the one furthest back on the left and THE LIGHT IS ON. Compare that to the other 2 lights that are on without trims - the glowing orbs. That is what white baffles look like installed and on. I bought the white baffles first and returned them in favor of the clear alzak because the light slips off the reflective surface so easily that none of it retained in the can itself. (The blue ones you see are for pendants).

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clipped on: 10.07.2010 at 02:28 pm    last updated on: 10.07.2010 at 02:28 pm

RE: put me out of my misery and just tell me what kind of cans to (Follow-Up #27)

posted by: svwillow1 on 02.16.2010 at 08:23 am in Kitchens Forum

Make it simple. Use Juno 5" Remodel Incandesent Line Voltage Housings with the Alzac Wheat Trim. They will not clash with nickle hardware, etc. We have nickle satin hardware, etc., no clashes. The cans are in the ceiling and not very noticeable.

Make certain that the trim and housing you use will handle a 75watt flood. Juno does make this. Put everything on a properly sized dimmer. Buy 75watt halogen wide-floods, not spots. You can always dim them if you want. This will work fine. The cost will come to around $75.00 total for each, housing, trim, and bulb.

We bought ours on line at Laner Electric supply: http://www.laner.com/

If your are not certain what housings, trims, etc., will work, give them a call. I found them very helpful.

We also bought dimmers, switches, and face plates from them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Juno Residentail Recessed Lighting

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clipped on: 10.07.2010 at 02:26 pm    last updated on: 10.07.2010 at 02:27 pm

4'' Broom Closet from Ikeafans

posted by: buehl on 02.11.2008 at 12:26 pm in Kitchens Forum

Ikeafans has 2 threads about how to build a 4" broom closet. (Thanks for reminding us about it Napagirl!)

We may have a 6" tall filler (90") b/w our ovens and cabinets to the right. From the Ikeafans website it looks like StacyLu (with a box prebuilt) and Jgsearls (w/o a prebuilt box) had theirs retrofitted...after everything else was done. Since our contractor has not been very receptive to new and different ideas, we're thinking of doing this ourselves...but it would have to be after the fact.

Has anyone on this site done this? Does anyone know if we can just attach the filler strip to a 2x4 or 2x6...or do we have to have a finished plywood piece (or, is that what filler is???)?

Two threads about this, both on Ikeafans:

4" Broom Closet Modification (Stacylu)

Pullout Broom Closet Modification (Jgsearls)

Note: I think you have to be logged into Ikeafans to see the pictures.

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