Published at Tuesday, March 26th 2019. by Kaarina Kurtti in Kitchen Lighting.
Kitchen track lighting, when used properly, can further your savings as well. Rather than running several larger kitchen lighting fixtures, track lights allow you to illuminate several areas with one single unit. This is both economical and environmentally friendly. Also, track lighting fixtures run on fluorescent bulbs. These bulbs require a mere percentage of the energy used to light a standard incandescent bulb.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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