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The Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Kitchen Lighting

Interior Of Kitchen

Lighting can make a huge difference when it comes to modeling your apartment; it can make or break every design and mood. Every time you spend time in your house, the lighting should make the space feel cozier and more livable while also increasing its accessibility.

Given how often the kitchen is used, wrong lighting will feel very uncomfortable and may slow or stop many processes there, that is the reason why lighting in the kitchen needs to be done effectively and carefully chosen. Making the kitchen comfortable for all areas of use, including cooking, reading, dining, and even working, must be considered before deciding how to design it and when to install lights. Down below you will find some of the mistakes to avoid when remodeling and choosing the lighting for your kitchen.

Kitchen decor. Contemporary lighting, subway tiles and a modern kitchen layout
Kitchen decor. Contemporary lighting, subway tiles and a modern kitchen layout

Pay attention to shadows

Shadows are undesirable in the kitchen, they will provide the atmosphere to some rooms in your house, but when it comes to the kitchen they will make it difficult for you to complete activities there.

Minimalistic open kitchen with window
Minimalistic open kitchen with window

Overlight your kitchen

The ideal lighting can create the ideal atmosphere in every room of your house, including the kitchen. It may produce a functional and meaningful environment in addition to a warm and inviting space. Everything you need to accomplish in the kitchen will be safe, sanitary, and easy to see with the correct lighting, not too much but not too little.

Forget the natural lighting source

There is no light as good as sunlight, so if you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, try a home remodeling company and start the windows as a logical place to do so, you might consider adding new windows or installing larger ones. Consider the direction your windows face and how well they will capture sunlight if you are changing the layout of your area as part of a kitchen remodel. As well as mirrors may easily increase natural light in a room by reflecting and amplifying the light source.

Add dimmer switches

When the cook is finished with the preparation and cleanup, dimmable lighting is perfect because it serves as ambient light or even safety lighting.

Kitchen with dining area
Kitchen with dining area

Using just one light source

It seems to sense that the kitchen is the heart of the house. We prepare meals there, host dinner parties there, and study or work late at night. Any room with several uses such as a kitchen needs lighting that can handle a wide range of activities. When it comes to lighting it refers to general, ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting, try to use all of them and it will become more comfortable for every process that is used. Imagine adding components to a meal when arranging the lighting for a kitchen: Ask yourself what you do in this space and where you need focused beams of light to help you with that before you start with task lighting. Finally, add general lighting to establish the ideal atmosphere, ambiance, and overall style. Add accent lighting next for visual appeal. And, you will have a full experience.

A kitchen needs appropriate light to support eating, studying, and the many other activities that take place inside. When planning lighting for your house, there are many things to keep in mind. Lighting has a significant impact on the feel and aesthetic of your kitchen design. This place feeds our bodies and spirits and in its own unique way represents our individual styles. So it should come as no surprise that updating or undertaking a significant redesign of your house always starts with the kitchen.



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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food.