Published at Thursday, March 14th 2019. by Gabriel Rantanen in Kitchen Lighting.
When recently refurbishing our home and deciding on our options for the new kitchen, we had not given much thought to the type of kitchen lighting fixtures that should be installed. Originally, we focused on appliances and cabinet layouts. After consulting with a few kitchen design experts we learned that it was just as important to spend time considering what kitchen lighting fixtures to install. I realize now just how important these are and what a difference they have made to the entire kitchen!
An example is under-cabinet lights since they make excellent task lighting. This kind of kitchen lighting is commonly achieved with small light sources using higher and more focused levels of light with a combination of under cabinet lights and overhead lights that are strategically located. This type of lighting will be mostly found in closets, pantries, cabinets, or drawers.
Do you use your kitchen for a variety of uses? You'll want to use many different lighting fixtures to get different lighting effects. If you have ambitious kitchen lighting goals, you will need many various fixtures. Combine various lighting ideas and use numerous kinds of fixtures. Also using various switches and dimmers will help make the perfect kitchen lighting effect.
This new refurbished kitchen now has matching kitchen light fixtures that not only enhance the theme of our entire kitchen but applies useful beams of light to all the right places. We no longer have dark corners and can now use the entire kitchen, so our careful planning of our kitchen lighting fixtures definitely helped it feel more spacious because of the careful lighting design. We do not have to struggle any more to see what we are doing, when baking, reading recipes, helping with homework, loading the dishwasher, or just peeling vegetables.
Anyone in the interior design world can tell you that the latest trends are leaning towards minimalist designs and neat, clean lines. These fixtures are slender, sleek and absolutely posh. Use this form of kitchen lighting in front of the counter tops, over an island or against the back wall for a dramatic effect. In fact, many people use track lighting fixtures around the house in the dining room, living room, bedroom or hallway to highlight a piece of furniture or figurine.
A good plan will surely blend lighting into the architectural and decorative details of the room. A plan will help you out it investing wisely into kitchen lighting needs. If you want to go for a gradual lighting design process seeing you don't have enough budget say for example for a series of pendants over the center island or a glass chandelier at least install enough junction boxes The fixtures can then be purchased at a later date and easily added to the kitchen lighting needs.
Kitchen lighting should be efficient as well as effective, of course. So when you're devising plans for lighting your kitchen, give equal consideration to functionality as well as conservation.
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