Take Your Kitchen Lighting to the Next Level
Whether it comes time for the modification of old light fixtures in your house or you get to start from scratch with a new house, give some careful thought to the type of kitchen lighting you want to invest in. Think about where you plan to do the most work and what type of activities will be taking place in this space. Ask yourself, “What else will be going on in here: homework? Tea parties and coffee klatches with girlfriends? Does someone you sit at the table doing cross stitch while watching TV?” All of these situations require adequate lighting.
People often gravitate towards this room for cups of tea or coffee. Friends gather for a chat. Strangers sit here with tea while you call a tow truck or kids do their homework at the table to be close to mom while she cooks.
There should be enough kitchen lighting for you to see the knife as it slices vegetables or enables a child to focus on homework done at the table. A little research will lead consumers to modern fixtures featuring straight lines and frosted white glass with a choice of metallic finish to match your overall decor. Stretch your budget to higher end styles such as crystals and ornamental glass or stick to basic pendants, but make sure the glow will show through.
Today’s styles are far from the days of bulky fixtures in amber tones that muted light quality; kitchen lighting fixturescan be works of art in their right. Just ensure these fixtures do not compete with others to create a claustrophobic effect. Each aspect of design must complement the next, whether that be tiling on floors and ceilings, paint color or furniture.
Some under counter lighting, while discreet, gives off just enough glow to lead the weary in the early hours of a dark morning or at night, when you need a cup of chamomile tea to fall asleep. They fit inside or underneath cupboards with glass doors. Use them as a gallery would its lighting to showcase works of art. In this case, your pieces might include kindergarten pottery or finger painting by precious little ones.
Remember the ceiling fan too. Not only will you want to pair the light fixture to existing style; the fan itself needs to match color and design. Explore ceiling fans made with single or cluster lighting. With today’s style options, the sky’s the limit when it comes to finding the perfect ceiling fan to suit your needs.
Whether for food preparation, presentation or even as an eating station with bar stools, islands add a stylish quality to large kitchens. Here you can spread out your work like a professional chef if the lighting is right. As an artistic addition, your island deserves good lighting that shows off modern counter top materials and lets you see what you are working on. Dangle ornate umbrella shaped lighting or modern styles with sharp lines, just as long as the glow from the fixture is sufficient.
Kitchen track lighting offers versatility along with practical application. While attractive to look at, these lighting options also allow consumers to spotlight a high-use area. Add lights or change their position and direction depending on where you need a special glow at a given time.
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