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Kitchen Lighting Considerations

A lack of good lighting is a common problem in kitchens, as well as other areas of the home. One major consideration when doing a kitchen remodel should be lighting. Lighting options have a come a long way over the years and continue improve. Lighting falls under three categories which should be combined and layered for optimal coverage and functionality.


The first category is task lighting, which brings lighting directly over work surface areas. Under cabinet and track lighting are great examples of task lighting, as well desk lamps at kitchen desk areas.


The second category is ambient lighting, which is general lighting for your space. This could be a ceiling mount light fixture that is centered in the room or recessed lights throughout the kitchen. Other examples of ambient lighting that can add interest or drama to the space are, up-lights, soffit and cabinet-top lighting.


The third category is accent lighting. It can be used to highlight and bring attention to a special feature in your kitchen for example, an architectural detail, art piece, display, or other special area. Examples of this are pendants over an island or eating bar, chandeliers or other unique, stylish light fixtures.


Three-way switches can be used to bring the different categories of lighting together and dimmers allow you to create different moods with your lighting.


We can help you find the right solution for your lighting needs.