Re: KITCHEN lighting switch
If you want to retain the light box, then try changing the existing tubes to a different light tone. Many folks mistakenly purchase "shop light" bulbs, which are a low level/intensity bulb. For more usable and agreeable lighting, you might want to try a "full spectrum" bulb, which emits a brighter and more pure light source than a standard fluorescent.
If you want to eliminate the fixture all together, then recessed lighting may be in order.
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