You need light in every room of your home. However, for some rooms, having more light is even more important. One such room is the kitchen. So if you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen this spring, here’s how you can pick the best possible lighting.
Types of Lighting
Ambient: You’ll know you’ve found ambient lighting when you go shopping and see a section devoted to general lighting. The best quality of ambient lighting is that it is bright enough to see by and soothing enough not to hurt your eyes. This attribute is especially crucial at night when your eyes have adjusted to the dark, and you don’t need to use as much light, natural or otherwise.
Task: Task lighting is as essential as ambient lighting. Let’s say you got up in the middle of the night to get a drink of water or a snack. If you don’t feel like turning on the ambient lights in your remodeled kitchen, you can use the task lights instead. You might find the task lights as a setting above your stove, which you can then can switch off. Task lights are also useful for situations where you want to cook or start washing the dishes, but you don’t need much light to do so.
Accent: Unlike the first two types of lighting mentioned above, accent lights serve a more decorative function. Use accent lights to draw attention to interesting artwork or exotic plants you’re keeping in the kitchen. You can also use it to highlight the new curtains or blinds you put on your replacement windows, or the French-style sliding glass door leading to your patio.
Recessed lights are a smart choice for lighting up your entire kitchen. When you’re looking for a way to achieve the softest glow from ambient lighting, then you’ll need to include recessed lights. When your kitchen connects directly to your living room, you might also want to explore this option. That way, you can bring light into both rooms without making it too harsh on the eyes.
Under Cabinet Lights
Under cabinet lights are a fantastic example of task lighting fixtures in your remodeled kitchen. LED lights are becoming increasingly popular for this purpose, mainly because they don’t put out as much heat. You can also use under cabinet lights to showcase the fancy china or figurines you’re storing in the hutch.
Kitchen Remodeling from Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and beautify your home in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia this spring with affordable kitchen remodeling that will exceed your expectations. With our quality kitchen remodeling services, reasonable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end-result. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-300-6780. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.