*This "before" pic is from a real estate web site and these were NOT my previous decorations, you can just barely see the cheapo light over the island but you get the idea.
Anywho, we really wanted to put in some pendant lights over the island but it was going to cost some big bucks to have an electrician come in and run additional wiring and cut holes in the ceiling to install them. You know me... I don't like to spend big bucks on anything!
Plus, I can see while chopping onions and eating steak... inalienable rights of any homeowner!