On Sunday, we managed to install another light fixture while keeping our marriage alive!
This allowed us to shift the table over a bit, which will allow us to put some chairs at our island and also add some sort of credenza/buffet type arrangement on the wall opposite the sliding door. In time!
What we now know (even though we “knew” it before) is that our casual eating area was very poorly lit. We first attempted to use 60 watt bulbs and the fixture was…blinding. Now we are using 40 watt bulbs and we’ll probably install a dimmer switch.