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November 12, 2021 Designing kitchen lighting 101

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November 12, 2021 Designing kitchen lighting 101

As daylight savings brings that warm afternoon-evening glow to our homes, lighting may not be something that is top of mind!

However, when designing your kitchen lighting, it’s important to always plan for every season and every hour of the day.

To assist you in you’re planning we’re sharing our three layers of lighting, that fall in the following categories:

– Ambient lighting is soft overhead light that illuminates the floor and walls so you can easily enter, exit, and navigate the kitchen.

– Task lighting is brighter to illuminate countertops, islands, sinks, and other work areas for increased precision during food prep, cooking, and cleaning.

– Accent lighting, in between ambient and task lighting in brightness, highlights architectural features or decor in the kitchen, such as a coffered ceiling or a collection of fine china.

A layered approach incorporating all three types brings the right level of lighting for the various uses of a kitchen. It also helps minimize shadows, which often result from the exclusive use of overhead lighting, and glare, which can stem from only using bright task lighting