How to Design the Perfect Lighting for Your Kitchen Renovation

We all know that the kitchen is the heart of the home.  This is truer now than ever before, as families gather in the kitchen to share meals, make memories, and go about daily tasks like homework and scheduling.

That’s why so many homeowners are choosing to invest in a kitchen renovation that will help them get the most out of their space.  Yet one of the most important details of a kitchen remodel is one you may never look directly at: kitchen lighting.

The experts at Home & Garden Television have some great tips for how homeowners can bring warmth and functionality to their kitchen remodel through proper lighting design:

  • While we generally think of lighting as one overall concept, there are actually four important subgroups to consider: ambient, task, accent, and decorative.  It’s important to blend these different lighting types so that your kitchen feels balanced and warm–don’t rely too heavily on any one lighting aspect.
  • In order to avoid having a “glare bomb” in your room, try using smaller pendant, recessed, and track light fixtures, instead of one large, central fixture.  Especially if you’re working with a smaller space, differentiating the distinct areas of your kitchen through lighting can help it feel more spacious.
  • If you cook regularly, you’ll probably want to install some task lighting to make evening food preparation easier.  This addition has become very popular for illumination underneath upper cabinet banks, but be judicious in adding task lighting so that you don’t inadvertantly create shadows that will hamper your food prep.

Contact us to learn more about planning your kitchen renovation.  We’ll see the job through with precision, professionalism, and focus.


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