One often-overlooked element during kitchen remodeling is the creation of a lighting plan. A professional designer will not only work with you to create the perfect floor plan, but will also ensure that your newly renovated kitchen has ample lighting. Consider these lighting tips from Booher Remodeling Company
before you start on your next home improvement.
The first light source to consider is the natural light coming in from windows, skylights, and patio doors. Your floor plan and lighting plan will take advantage of natural light, and this can be an excellent starting point for the rest of the design.
General lighting throughout the kitchen offers ambient light for the whole space. This is often achieved with recessed lights in the ceiling. Eating areas usually have dedicated light fixtures of their own.
Task lighting illuminates work areas and is placed above countertop surfaces, islands, and over the kitchen sink and stovetop. A good design will ensure that lights are positioned in a manner that reduces shadows on your work surface.
If your kitchen has a particular furniture piece, cabinet, or artwork that you wish to highlight, accent lighting can be used in these areas.
Dimmer switches can be installed on most lights and are particularly valuable above eating areas and in the dining room where you may want to dim the lights a bit for special dinners. You may also appreciate the dimmer switches when you first head into the kitchen in the morning when the bright lights are still a bit too bright.
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