March 15th, 2013 5:32 PM by Greg Hanner
When I'm tasked with helping clients design their new BROM custom homes, Kitchen lighting is one of the first place that I recommend that a client deviate from a standard single light in the center of a Kitchen + light above the sink area. ... The best and most attractive kitchens have multiple lighting sources:
1) Perimeter counter area (normally recessed centered over the countertop's front edge),
2) Island or Peninsula area lighting (these locations are often lit separately from the Kitchen perimeter),
3) Undercabinet lighting (my favorite is Xenon - but alternatives are Halogen, LED and Fluorescent (my last choice due to color incompatibility),
4) Accent lighting that is placed above upper cabinets and bounces light off the ceiling OR interior lighting for cabinets with glass doors. Each of these lighting areas should be switched separately and dimmable (dimmer selection must match lighting source). Pendant lights are a key part of a well lit Kitchen and the following article gives some great ideas. If you are remodeling your Kitchen or building a new home, Kitchen lighting is an area that you should not skimp on as it's an integral part of your home and its a great opportunity for you to enhance the utility and beauty of that area of the home you use each and every day.Click on the image below for a good article is a good one on Pendant Lighting:
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