The perfect lighting is just as crucial in your Kitchen as it is in a Hollywood film. Lighting can make or break the way that you feel about your space, and even define your mood. Just because florescent lighting is rather inexpensive doesn’t mean that it is the right fit for your home. Harsh lighting in your kitchen is one mistake that you don’t want to make. Here are some must-hands that you need to know about kitchen lighting.
Add Customized Lighting
For dedicated work areas such as over the sink, stove or island make sure to incorporate task lighting like chandeliers or pendants. They will help shine just the right amount of light to help you in completing your household chores. For consistent lighting along countertops consider an under-cabinet light strip, while utilizing ambient lighting above your cabinetry to provide a more spacious heightened feel. Most any customized lighting that you choose can be installed with a dimmer switch to set just the right mood.
Setting the Mood
As your need for lighting changes throughout the day based on the amount of natural light coming in, your lighting options should be capable of adapting. And when your mood changes your lighting ought to as well. Having your customized lighting on a dimmer switch will let you adjust from your bright task lighting needs when preparing dinner to a more calming romantic feel with the simple slide of a switch.
Creating an Atmosphere
Your kitchen may have wonderful natural light during the day and plenty of lighting options to assist you with your everyday tasks, but do they create the classy atmosphere you see in the magazines? Chances are they don’t. Many designers make the most of decorate lighting for adding character to a space. By incorporating accent lighting inside cabinetry that has a glass in-lay or ornamental lighting in a nook it brings out the personality of the room.
Choosing the Right Fixtures
The actual light in your kitchen is not the only factor in setting the mood. Choosing the right fixtures can make quite a statement when coupled with the correct amount of light. When shopping for light fixtures for your kitchen remodel consider the size of the room, the ceiling height and the function. Installing an over-sized fixture can make your room feel crowded and ruin the look that you are going for. Rule of thumb is that your fixture above your dining area should be at least 12” smaller than the size of your table and hang 5’ to 5-1/2” off of the finished floor in order to not seem overbearing. Pendant lights should be no more than 8” tall. Sconces along side mirrors are recommended being 66” from floor up to the junction box.
Lighting is just one of the many aspects of a well designed kitchen. If you are on the market for a kitchen remodel in Phoenix, or the surrounding area, then your first call should be to TWD. As a continual recipient of the Super Service award from Angie’s List and the Best of Houzz award, TWD has helped countless homeowners like you with their remodeling and home improvement needs over their 18 years in business. Give them a call at (623) 544-1211 or visit their website at www.twdaz.com to find out what they can do for you.