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How to properly light your kitchen

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Wed, Jan 02, 2013 @ 10:18 PM

When remodeling your kitchen, don't wait for the electrician to show up to start planning the lighting.  Light your kitchen by considering these 4 things: work areas, eating/entertaining areas, general traffic spaces, and accent lighting for a little drama.  When designing lighting for this space, it is important to have adequate light and a good distribution of light for general illumination. Multiple sources are best, so the light is coming in from different directions.  Inadequate lighting is frustrating to work with and very expensive to change once the project is completed.

Three basic types of lighting: general lighting, task lighting and accent lighting; all three should be layered within the space.  The location of counters in the general layout of the room is important in the placement of lighting fixtures.

General Lighting - the basic lighting for the room

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