Kitchen Lighting 8 Ideabooks

How to light an island is a subject of endless speculation and worry, but it needn't be a subject so fraught with uncertainty. It helps to understand the three main types of home lighting: Ambient lighting, the general illumination you get from ceiling lights and some wall-mounted lights; accent lighting, which draws...
8 Creative Lighting Solutions for Food Prep
Lighting can be a real doozy when you’re assembling your dream kitchen. Not only do you need to make sure that key food prep and cooking areas are well lit, but you also have to create a balance between the fluorescents and LEDs so many planning boards...
How to Light a Kitchen for Older Eyes and Better Beauty
As we age, the lens of the eye becomes less flexible, and our lighting requirements change. The ability to focus on near objects decreases, which explains why many people need reading glasses as they get older. The lens of the eye also becomes denser...
Expert Talk: 10 Reasons to Hang a Chandelier in the Kitchen
Once upon a time, the kitchen was the most utilitarian room in the house. Function, of course, is still important. But these days, designer touches don't stop at the kitchen door, and chandeliers aren't just for dining rooms....
12 Ways to Light Your Kitchen With LEDs
LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are energy-saving light sources that last for years and offer tremendous flexibility for your design project. They can be used for task lighting, general room lighting and accent lighting. Here are some sensible-style ways...
Double Take: Unexpected Kitchen Lights
As a kitchen designer, I look at a lot of kitchens and kitchen products. I'm always on the hunt for inspiration, especially for things like counter stools and pendant lights that haven't been seen a million times. When it comes to lighting,...
Idea of the Week: Two-Arm Lights in the Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most difficult rooms to light. Not only are there loads of nooks and crannies that need to be lit for practicality's sake, but it's also important to light each working surface for safe and effective cooking. Many kitchens rely...
Kitchen Chandeliers
Kitchens are hardworking spaces, but that doesn't mean that they need to be utilitarian. In fact, since the kitchen is the heart of the modern home, we tend to spend a lot of time and effort creating comfortable, inviting spaces. And that often...
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