Devon Kitchen Lighting
Today’s kitchens are more than just places to prepare meals. In addition to its primary food function, this room ranks as the heart of the home and center of family activity. Families today truly live in the kitchen. Kids study there; parents pay the bills and write checks there; everyone reads the morning paper in the kitchen; families eat their meals there. Such multi-tasking kitchens demand equally versatile lighting.
Effective kitchen lighting is essential within a kitchen and needs to be focused in the working areas. Our Devon Kitchen Lighting specialists offers a selection of lights which not only serve a purpose but also provide attractive features.
Before laying out plans for your new kitchen or visiting a lighting store to pick out your fixtures, you may want to sit down with a lighting design professional. Armed with their advice, you’ll be much more comfortable, and knowledgeable, when facing the hundreds of different style and design choices that you will have to choose from.
Creating the best lighting design for your kitchen can be compared to cooking a fab meal. You have to have the right recipe and the correct ingredients.
To make sure you cook up the best lighting scheme for your kitchen, use a lighting professional, as there are many different ways to light a kitchen and some are obviously better than. A lighting professional can help with location, style and whether or not you should add dimmers to the switch.
The right recipe for lighting your kitchen depends on two main things; the size and complexity of the room. Small kitchens may require only a central ceiling fixture and task lighting tucked under a cabinet. Whereas, more elaborate kitchens will need a blend of general, task and accent lighting.
If you install reccessed downlights they provide even illumination, therfore these should be placed over theoven and sink areas creating adequate task lighting for cooking and cleaning. The kitchen table is another family focal point. A decorative pendant, which can be operated with a dimmer control will provide sufficient lighting.
No matter how many lights you install in your kitchen, the experts recommend circuiting them separately so the lighting is zoned. This allows you to create ambience by mixing the various lights you turn on.