When we talk about lighting, we don’t usually talk about the kitchen. But it’s an important room to light, and one that’s becoming even more integral as normal kitchen functions expand beyond just cooking to also entertaining, doing homework and dining informally. As Kitchen & Bath Design News explains, kitchen lighting needs are changing right along with the changing functional aspects of the space.
Kitchens should have at least three different kinds of lighting—central, recessed and under-cabinet—the American Lighting Association suggests in the article. Using all of these together will make the kitchen lighting not only more useful, but also more dimensional. In kitchens with darker wall, backsplash or floor colors, more light will be needed than in lighter kitchens.
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