KITCHEN LIGHTING TIPS TO ACHIEVE FUNCTION AND STYLE

Today’s kitchens are more than just a place to prepare food, they are gathering spaces for family and friends, serving different purposes throughout the day. The growing popularity of open-concept homes have also made kitchens the center of the living space, opening up to family rooms, dining rooms, entryways and more. Therefore, achieving ultimate style and functionality in the kitchen is more important than ever before.

Cabinetry, countertops, door pulls, backsplashes, appliances and decorative features all play a key role in the design and functionality of a kitchen, but none of those features are complete without proper lighting. The right kitchen lighting will accomplish a variety of things, from increasing functionality to complementing and enhancing the style and design of your home.

To light your kitchen properly, you’ll want to start by considering these three layers of light – general/ambient, task and accent. These layers are key to making any room more functional, and this is especially true in a kitchen.

Many kitchens feature recessed lighting as the first layer, and it can serve as more than just general lighting when installed and planned correctly. When planning the layout of recessed lighting, you must take into consideration cabinet position, task areas, and the overall lighting needs of the space. A professional at a lighting showroom can help you through this.

Posted by AMERICAN LIGHTING ASSOCIATION

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