3 Tips for Illuminating Your Kitchen

Oct 30th 2015 Staff

Some people consider the kitchen to be the heart of the home. Illuminating the space properly can not only help with functionality, but can also make it a warm and welcoming place in your home. Here are a few tips to help enhance the lighting in your kitchen.

  1. Match Your Space: One of the most important things to keep in mind when picking out lighting for your kitchen is to be consistent with the look and feel of the space. Unlike a living room or an entry hallway, this may not be the space to have overly dramatic lighting.
  2. Placement of Lighting: Having a variety of lighting and placing it properly can make a big change in this important space of your home. Start by adding under-cabinet lighting and a beautiful, subdued ceiling light. Add recessed lighting in key parts of the kitchen to help add visibility to spaces such as over the sink. The key to properly lighting a kitchen is to have a variety of lighting options.
  3. Choosing the Light Bulbs: The quality of the light bulbs you choose will affect the feel of your kitchen. If you are hoping to achieve a warm and welcoming look, consider using incandescent bulbs especially for any recessed lighting. For areas of your kitchen that are more task oriented, Halogen lights may be the best choice since they product a crisp white light.

If all this talk of kitchen lighting has inspired you, shop Horton’s Home Lighting's online. If you are seeking more advice or design help, contact our lighting concierge team today by calling: 708-352-2110.

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