Published at Tuesday, March 26th 2019. by Kaarina Kurtti in Kitchen Lighting.
It should therefore be decorated not only in a utilitarian fashion but attractively as well. One of the features that can help make or break a kitchen's appearance is its lighting. Ideally a balance should be found between function and atmosphere, ensuring enough bright light is provided for safety, without being too harsh for a warm and pleasant ambiance. The following are basic kitchen lighting ideas to help find that balance, starting with the extremes.
When considering kitchen lighting design it is important to create muliple layers of lighting including ambient lighting, accent lighting as well as decorative lighting. Examine the amount of space and try to imagine the opportunities that you have in considering different categories of kitchen lighting design to create an inviting and livable space.
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.
After deciding on the look think about the areas in your kitchen you want to brighten with light. After deciding on such areas now look at the available kitchen light fixtures that can blend in with the look and style you have chosen. And while you are at it, it may be an opportune time to go for energy efficient fixtures. This will save you more money in the long run.
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.
This is the general light in the room. This type of kitchen lighting is needed for all casual activities. This can be achieved through the use of reflected light for different surfaces. An example of this is track lighting.
There are great kitchen lighting ideas available for kitchen counters. This section can be one of the most utilized spot in your kitchen, so the kind of light fixtures to be used must be something that allows you to be more efficient in what you are doing and to be safe with all the tools and devices you are using. The idea is to have consistent light flow without any object interfering or affecting its brightness.
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