By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Tuesday, January 01st 2019, 10:56:54 AM.
Pendant lights have been around for a while, but that doesn’t mean there’s only one way to use them. In fact, far from it. Occasionally you need to shake things up by combining traditional design elements with new pendant light ideas. Often the results turn out better than you ever could have imagined.
Interior designers will be the first to tell you that sentiment couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, lighting works best when it’s used in layers. There are three main types of indoor lighting to consider and, ideally, each room will include all of them. They are: Ambient: Also known as general lighting, ambient light fills the majority of the room and allows you to move around safely. It usually comes from recessed lighting, track lighting or wall-mounted fixtures.
Recessed lights disappear into the ceiling and help preserve a sense of openness and space. Many people also prefer them because they seem to need less cleaning. They might be a good choice for those reasons, particularly if your kitchen is a finished room. Recessed lights, however, require enough open space above the ceiling for the housing to be fitted in. This means that the ceiling joists limit the locations where you can install a recessed light.
The kitchen island is an integral part of several modern kitchens today. It's a place where we cook, prep food also gather with friends and family over bottles of wine and snacks. It's also a place where we serve breakfast or do homework. With so many different activities going on, many wonder if their light fixtures are properly lighting the space. Here's a few tips as-well as tricks for lighting a kitchen island.
Types of Light‐Fixtures