When recently refurbishing our home and deciding on our options for the new kitchen, we had not given much thought to the type of kitchen lighting fixtures that should be installed. Originally, we focused on appliances and cabinet layouts. After consulting with a few kitchen design experts we learned that it was just as important to spend time considering what kitchen lighting fixtures to install. I realize now just how important these are and what a difference they have made to the entire kitchen! We were so pleased to have been offered such excellent help from our professional kitchen planning expert, who not only helped us design the most amazing kitchen around our available space, they also gave excellent advice on the most superb kitchen lighting fixtures that were eventually added. We are sure that they helped us to save money creating a space in our home that is both useful and beautiful.
How I created more space with kitchen lighting fixtures
Ensuring that the light fixtures are directing light to the appropriate places, and that it lights up those subtle corners that otherwise would have been so dark and dismal, has made such a difference to the amount of use we have noticed from the entire space.
Kitchen lighting fixtures nowadays often include spectacular above cupboard lighting with some great options to choose from. For our kitchen, long arm halogen lights spaced at regular intervals, were perfect, and have proved to be an essential addition, particularly when removing items towards the back of the cupboards! Under the cupboards, above each of the work spaces, we chose a number of evenly spaced halogen lights with triangle-shaped glass covers that perfectly fan out the light across the counter top area.
Combine both of the above with perfectly positioned halogen ceiling lights, directed to the most commonly used areas. This provided us with a safe and well-lit environment around the stove and above the sink and serving areas. The kitchen lighting fixtures used have become a vital addition to our kitchen that we hope will provide satisfaction to our family for many years to come.
Our kitchen planner also asked us to consider a choice of useful options of light boxes. These really have been an excellent decorative addition to the kitchen. The light boxes are in the shape of deep shelving, emitting light throughout the entire shelf both above and below each box. By adding two of these, one above the other, not only were we able to light up previously dark, wasted corners, we also created a useful display areas for those carefully chosen kitchen display items that we tend to buy, but often end up being stored away in the cupboard.
This new refurbished kitchen now has matching kitchen light fixtures that not only enhance the theme of our entire kitchen but applies useful beams of light to all the right places. We no longer have dark corners and can now use the entire kitchen, so our careful planning of our kitchen lighting fixtures definitely helped it feel more spacious because of the careful lighting design. We do not have to struggle any more to see what we are doing, when baking, reading recipes, helping with homework, loading the dishwasher, or just peeling vegetables.
The kitchen lighting fixtures over the breakfast table in our kitchen, we found to be an essential part of our kitchen planning, as different types of lighting fixtures for this amazingly useful space were required. We took more time on this part of the room and chose carefully, although it was a little tempting to simply add these later, this has now become such a special place for us. The kitchen lighting fixtures that we installed provide a nice warm glow that fans out evenly, across our table space, yet synchronizes perfectly with the rest of our beautiful kitchen.
Our goal is to educate the reader in making the best decisions possible whether they are doing a complete remodel, or just replacing their kitchen lighting fixtures.
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