Kitchen Lighting Brings
is something that
homeowners tend to forget to take
Natural light can do wonders for a kitchen by making it a
happy place to work. When you are planning your kitchen
design, think of a place you would like sunlight to enter. For
morning sunlight install windows that face east. This is great
for morning hours.
Install a large bay window near the
breakfast area. If the sun gets to hot, you can install an
outdoor awning that can block summer light, or blinds can
Talk to your architect or builder
about placement of the windows. Make sure that your
architect has placed nice size windows to let in light
in the kitchen. Some kitchens have no windows. In this case
when you are designing your home, make sure your kitchen is
placed in an area where you are facing out doors, not in the
middle of the house.
There are so many health benefits to
having the proper lighting in your kitchen.
You can work better when preparing meals.
When hosting a party, your guests can see who they are
talking to and what they are eating.
Natural kitchen lighting
also has health benefits,
such as it has vitamin D. It can help fight the winter blues.
During the winter month?s people tend to be more
Have a cozy breakfast area with plenty
of sunlight, where you can read the paper and relax in the
Light fixture can create ambience if it is place in the
Task lighting is very popular in the kitchen, such as a
series of fixtures above a kitchen island or fluorescent tubes
under a row of above kitchen cabinets.
is scattered all over the
ceiling of the kitchen to give an overall everyday light.
Track lighting or recess lighting is used for this type
of light. You can control the brightness by using a
This type of lighting draws attention to a
specific area such as a pretty back splash.
Chandeliers are a form of decorative lighting.
Christmas lights can be used though out the year as long
as you use it with no color lights. Placing them on artificial
plants above the kitchen cabinets can give a great
If you are building new home, a
good architect will go over the positioning of where all
the electrical wiring should be placed. Take it from me; I had
to learn the hard way.
was not told where the lighting would be placed. My first
kitchen had only one strip of track lighting. I was not a happy
camper. We were always squinting and my kids had a hard time
trying to see what I made for dinner.
Get the kitchen lighting done right the first
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