The kitchen is likely the hub of every household. Preparing meals, chatting with each other, paying bills, and finishing homework all seem to take place in the kitchen these days. Well-balanced and sufficient lighting is a must in this space. There are three types of lighting you can incorporate into your kitchen redesign to achieve the right look and boost the functionality of your kitchen. Make sure you have proper lighting installed with a kitchen redesign from Design Solutions!
Ambient lights will generally be your main source of light in the kitchen. Natural lighting is best, but ambient lights make up for the lack of it when it’s cloudy or during the evenings. Ambient lighting helps one see and navigate the kitchen layout. The light should cast as evenly as possible, so these lights are typically installed into the ceiling.
If you want to add some more interest with your kitchen redesign, consider installing chandeliers or pendant lights. Recessed lights are a versatile design choice for any ambient kitchen lighting.
Task lights offer more focused lighting in the kitchen when ambient lights aren’t quite enough. Task lights help brighten up your countertops and cabinet space to improve visibility at your work surface. We handle many dangerous tools and tasks in the kitchen, so task lighting is essential for kitchen safety. These lights also make reading recipes and finding cabinet items a lot easier.
The best way to add task lighting is to install under-cabinets lights. For an eco-friendly option, use adhesive LED lights to the bottom of your upper cabinets to shine directly onto your countertops. Under-cabinet lights could also act as accent lighting.
Accent lighting is used more for aesthetic and dramatic appeal rather than a functional light. These lights draw attention to elements in your kitchen redesign. Glass cabinets can have recessed accent lights built inside to showcase the cabinet’s craftsmanship or the contents inside, like elegant glassware or dinnerware. Overcabinets lights, as opposed to under-cabinet lights, draw emphasis to your cabinetry by shining a light on them from above. Another understated way to add accent lights to your kitchen is by installing rope lights along the bottoms of your lower cabinets to illuminate a pathway in your kitchen.
Design Your Dream Kitchen With Design Solutions, Inc.
Design Solutions Inc, located in Annapolis MD, is here to help homeowners throughout the Maryland areas redesign their bathrooms, kitchens, and homes. Want to create a greener home? Ask us about sustainable design for your Maryland home.
Founder, president, and artistic director Joni Zimmerman continues to create and maintain a service and team that meets the needs and exceeds the expectations of the community it serves. Get in touch with us today to begin your redesign journey. Call us today at 410-757-6100 or visit our contact us page to speak with one of our team members.