Published at Friday, September 14th 2018. by Nannie Pugh in Island Lights.
Of course, the kitchen cannot stand on its own. Rather, the person who makes use of this cannot make use of its full potential without the things that would make it more conducive for use. One of these things that I am talking about is the lighting. Just how important is the lighting for a kitchen, really? You might ask. Yes, the kitchen may be home for cooking and baking and food slicing and food-preparing, but it is also for recipe-reading, for most people. And when we talk about reading, we are also talking about lights.
There are many different type of pendant track lighting available. The most common are inverted, down lights, mini pendants, Kitchen and island pendant lighting and pool table and billiard lights. You can buy these lights from under $100 to more than $500. The diameter of these pendant lights ranges from under 10 inches to more than 20 inches.
Lighting for your kitchen should create different dimensions to your kitchen. To achieve that you should incorporate at least 3 of the following types of lighting. Each way will have not only a different feel but will provide a unique function. And by adding dimmer switches to any of the following you can create even more dimensions to your kitchen.
Kitchens today are built much larger than they use to be. As a result you have a lot more space to play with. Accent Lighting is not only decorative but can provide function as well. We use ours in the event someone needs to visit the refrigerator or get a glass of water in the middle of the night but doesn‘t want to completely wake up in the process.
In kitchens over an island, they are usually for tasks, but can also augment design elements. They should be thirty to forty inches above the surface, and definitely not get in the way of a cooktop if one is present. However, they should be low enough to help with reading that favorite recipe.
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