Published at Sunday, March 17th 2019. by Atto Kangas in Kitchen Lighting.
Essentially, there are three types of kitchen lighting: Ambient, Task and Accent. Each has its own particular function to fulfill. And while you don't always need all of them at the same time, they need to be able to work both independently and as a group, when necessary.
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.
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.
For the breakfast area a good overhead light is useful since this area is also frequently used for reading. For more kitchen lighting ideas you can consider such lighting systems as chandeliers to high-tech flexible track lighting with decorative pendants. With a dimmer switch these ceiling-hung fixtures will produce adequate task lighting for family activities. You can also lower the light for entertaining.
If you use your kitchen for a variety of functions and would like to achieve different lighting effects, you would have to use a variety of lighting fixtures and elements. There is simply no way for you to achieve all that you want with just one set of fixtures. What you should do is to combine one idea with others and use different kinds of fixtures. You can also additionally have different switches for each set of lights and dimmers to help you achieve the perfect kitchen lighting effect.
Often the heart of many homes, the kitchen is the most important room to get right from a decoration, design and ambiance standpoint. Assisting in all of these aspects, lighting is key. However, many people struggle to get this right. Below are a few kitchen lighting ideas that will help steer you clear of trouble.
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