Re: Replacing 80's flourescent 2 tube kitchen light
Not sure what you're asking for or need.
If you just want to clean up the existing recessed box, then that's simply a matter of filling holes, finish taping and texture (if necessary ), and then prime and paint it. Additionally, you can install crown molding around the interior of the box to dress it up a little bit.
If you're looking to enlarge it, then from the tone of your question, it will be far more than your abilities will allow, as it will likely need some structural reconfiguring of the ceiling. Call a pro.
If you're looking to abandon the box completely, then I would recommend looking at recessed lighting with directional hoods. The existing box can either be drywalled over or made into a decorative focal point with some accent lighting.
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