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What is the Best Form of Contemporary Lighting for My Kitchen?

July 13, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Kitchen Lighting


Elm Park Collection Bronze 4-Light Adjustable Fixture (44878)

Contemporary lighting in the kitchen is a concern for most homeowners who are renovating their kitchens. This type of kitchen lighting is currently a highly popular decorating scheme; however, dimly lit areas of the kitchen may make the kitchen seem uninviting or depressing. However, contemporary lighting can be tasteful and an adequate source of lighting if a person keeps several considerations in mind. Before choosing kitchen lighting, the homeowner should first consider the natural lighting of the room. For example, what direction are the windows of the room facing? Southern facing windows will receive more natural light during the day; however, northern facing windows will achieve a light that is more consistent and shadow free. Additionally, is there any type of landscaping or architecture in the yard that affects how the natural light flows through the windows? The second consideration to bear in mind when choosing kitchen lighting is the type of activities that take place in the kitchen. Most families do their cooking in the kitchen. Yet, if the kitchen is a spot where the children routinely do their homework, their lighting needs will be different from those of a kitchen where only cooking takes place.

Other considerations to keep in mind when choosing contemporary lighting include whether or not there are any aspects of the kitchen that the individual wishes to focus attention upon. For example, kitchen track lighting, placed underneath the cabinets of a kitchen, will highlight the back splash of the kitchen. Recessed lighting may be placed so that it highlights a piece of artwork. Certain decorating elements will also affect how contemporary lighting affects one’s kitchen. A mirror will add a sense of spaciousness to an environment; however, shutters on the interior windows of the kitchen will block natural lighting of the sun. Furthermore, the natural traffic pattern of the kitchen will affect how the type of contemporary lighting a person should choose. Light switches for the lighting should be placed in convenient locations near the entrances and exits of the room. However, the placement of tables, chairs, or bar stools in the kitchen will affect how individuals move about the room and the areas of the kitchen that they will inhabit most. When chosen with careful deliberation, contemporary lighting can add much to the décor of a kitchen.

Is Kitchen Track Lighting Right for You?

April 22, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options

Track lighting is lighting that has light fixtures attached to one mount. Typically there are multiple fixtures attached. Most often track lighting is used for accent or task lighting. If there is a piece of artwork to be displayed, track lighting would be the perfect form of lighting.
Track lighting is a refreshing option that allows decorators and home owners to stray away from traditional lighting methods. Tired of lamps and flush mount lighting? Give track lighting a try.
Eglo 4 Light Track Fixture, Nickel and Chrome

What is task lighting?
Task lighting is lighting that highlights a space so that certain functions can be performed. For instance, a kitchen is designed for cooking and baking. In order to successfully complete these tasks, an adequate amount of lighting is required. Kitchen track lighting is becoming very popular as a method of modern task lighting.
Track lighting can cut energy costs while enhancing the décor of your space. Research has shown that kitchen track lighting less energy than traditional kitchen lighting. In addition, the sleek and posh designs of track lighting fixtures instantly upgrade the décor in your kitchen.
One common issue owners of older homes face is the issue of wire. Track lighting is a newer form of lighting and as a result many older homes are not wired to support this form of lighting. However, manufactures of track lighting offer special kits that cater to these homes. While your options may not be as plentiful in regard to style, interior track lighting is still an option.
Track lighting is a modern and effect form of lighting perfect for many rooms. If you are looking for a decorative yet functional light fixture, track lighting may be the perfect choice!