Tips On How You Can Improve Your Kitchen Design With Lights

In the case of the kitchen, there are actually quite a lot of elements that can improve the room’s décor. Lighting is one of them. The right light fixture can put any kitchen over the top. So how exactly do you know what type of light fixture to choose for this area of the house? Well, here are some tips to help with the process.

Not too bright but not too dim either.

The lighting in the kitchen should be bright enough so you can get your daily tasks done without squinting and wishing there was more sun coming through the window. The room needs to be properly illuminated but make sure it’s not too bright either but that can hurt the eyes too.

Consider task lighting.

Most of the times, the kitchen only has one source of artificial light. However, task lighting can be a wonderful addition. For example, you can install LED stripes under the wall-mounted cabinets or you can have a sconce in the corner.

Light up the cabinets.

Another very useful thing can be to have lights installed inside the kitchen cabinets. This way you can easily identify the item you need without necessarily having to light up the entire room. Also, if you have cabinets with glass doors, the interior lights will give them a nice look.

Accent lighting is key areas.

Install small accent lights in different areas of the kitchen. For example, you may need some extra light at your prep station or appliance garage.

Pendant lights.

You can use pendant lights in the kitchen if the room has a sitting area. This way you can create a more sophisticated, restaurant-like look for this portion of the room. Make sure you select the right length for the pendant.

Install dimmer switches.

Dimmer switches are great to have not just in the kitchen but in all the rooms of the house. They allow you to choose the desired intensity for the light. You need bright light when cooking or cleaning and subtle lights when enjoying a cup of coffee.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on January 25th, 2011

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