Cathedral ceiling and lights
We’re building an ICF home with an unvented attic (rigid insulation over sheathing) and metal roof. The living room and kitchen will have a cathedral ceiling (roof 4:12 pitch). Living room will have a combination of sconces, pendants, LED strip lighting (indirect), and floor lamps.
The kitchen is another issue. The south wall will have two levels of windows with a counter and no overhead cabinets. We will have an island and plan to place pendants over the island. The north wall will have overhead cabinets with under-mount LED lights and LED strips for indirect lighting on top.
That still leaves a lot of light to be desired, particularly task lighting over the south wall counter top.
I just read on GBA that placing recessed cans in a cathedral ceiling is a big faux pas.
Is that still the case? Does it make any difference if we are using rigid foam over the sheathing in combo with fluffy stuff between the rafters?
Any other suggestions for lighting solutions?