Kitchen Design / October 17, 2018 / Milena Montanez.
Lots going on in your average American kitchen. Just think about it for a while. Families don’t just prepare food in the kitchen; some use it as an eating area or even a meeting area. It doesn’t matter if you’re a single person that occasionally has a few friends around, or a large family that never seems to stop, the kitchen usually ends up taking on more than just cooking duties.
Kitchens also come in different sizes and styles, more so these days as people begin to individualize their homes and apartments to suit their character. So, it makes sense that there should be a wide variety of options in lighting fixtures for kitchens.
Central ceiling lighting illuminates the whole kitchen and is the perfect place to start. From there, if you feel as though you might need more lighting, you can look at track lights or under counter lights to further add functionality and safety. Kitchens that see a lot of social activity will generally need less light to give the room that warmth of a softly lit room.
Extra lights will add class to your kitchen and make it safer to work in as well as making sure there are no hidden areas of darkness where dirt and vermin can hide.
A hanging light is perfect islands. LED lighting is ideal for hanging lighting as the light LEDs produce so superior to conventional light types.
Under the counter, lighting is excellent at producing well lit counter space. Kitchen cabinets can sometimes create a shadow that is ugly or even dangerous. You can use LED track lighting to brighten up these areas.
Hanging light over the table is suitable for kitchens equipped with an eating area. Pendant lighting often used for this purpose. Their view is focused upwards on producing a slightly diffuse illumination. Makes the atmosphere more relaxed than having a plain bright white ceiling light.
Switch location seems like an essential subject, but it’s critical that your switches are in practical situations. You need to be able to turn your kitchen light on as you enter, rather than be left to fumble around looking for it.
You can check out lighting company websites online and browse through their picture galleries to get some excellent ideas for your home. Your local lighting store can also offer some excellent advice about what sort of kitchen lighting will suit your home.