Lighting Your Kitchen: Improve The Most Important Room In Your Home
The kitchen is often considered the most important room in a home. It carries the most weight when buying a new home. And it’s the place where most people gather after a long day at school or the office, sharing in family time before they’re off and running again.
But the kitchen can also be a place where you settle for what is there. If you’ve been in your home for years, you may have workarounds that allow you to do a job as efficiently as you can. That dark corner that’s always bugged you? You simply avoid it.
It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, with just a few simple changes, you can turn your ho-hum kitchen into one you love to spend time in. A well-lit kitchen can help make everything you do just a little easier – from cooking to helping your kids with the homework.
Under Cabinet Lights
Light up your entire countertop and workspace by installing under cabinet lights. These lights are installed underneath the entire length of your cabinets. They can be thin LED strips or stronger puck lighting.
Those dark corners or island spaces where there never seems to be enough light? Recessed lighting can provide spot lighting just about anywhere. These simple lights are great for task lighting, to shine on your cooking area, or to brighten up your kitchen island.
Looking to add ambiance to your kitchen? Consider pendant lights. These light fixtures hang down from the ceiling and are often found over a kitchen island to bring out the décor. You can match your color scheme, or add a pop of color to your room.
Accent lights are used to specifically illuminate certain areas of your kitchen. Have shelves of antique china? Use an accent light to show them off. Have unique architectural style built into your kitchen? Use an accent light to showcase the look. Not only can we help you light up the special features you desire, but we can also make suggestions to help you increase the ambiance throughout your kitchen.
Once reserved for the most elegant dining rooms, chandeliers are now popping up in more rooms throughout your home. And the kitchen is a perfect place to add to the décor. Small, simple chandeliers can be hung in a variety of places, from over the kitchen sink, to centered over the breakfast nook.
How can you improve the lighting in your kitchen?