By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Monday, January 07th 2019, 10:16:30 AM.
If you kitchen has an island or breakfast bar, consider hanging pendant lights above it. Pendant lighting not only adds style to the space, it can also help anchor a kitchen island so it feels more deliberate in an open-concept home. Small, disc-like puck lights are easy to install almost anywhere you need added illumination, from under cabinets to inside deep drawers or in dark corners of the pantry.
A recessed light housing that will be in an attic needs to be both airtight (AT) and insulation compatible (IC), so that it will not serve as an exhaust vent for your home‘s warm air during heating season, and will not become hot enough, on its outer surface, to damage any insulation that comes in contact with it. Recessed lighting fixtures that are both AT and IC are more expensive than similar fixtures that are not.
As pendant light fixtures have regained popularity in recent years, initially for their efficiency, they have also become more attractive. The open metal shades with a single bare bulb are still available, but fixtures with clusters of pendants are too. And there are styles ranging from Tiffany to post-modern. Many people are choosing to incorporate at least a few of these versatile fixtures into their overall design.
In order to do that, however, it's important to know what the different types of kitchen lighting are and how they are typically implemented into the design of a kitchen.