By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Monday, January 07th 2019, 08:31:46 AM.
As the heart of the home, kitchens have different lighting needs than other rooms. There is the practical matter of creating enough task lighting for people to prepare meals, but also the need to craft a welcoming, warm environment for guests to enjoy without too much fuss or formality. We asked the experts at Hudson Valley Lighting for their top tips on how to create a well-lit, inviting kitchen, regardless of type of home.
No one wants to work in their own shadow, so this is where track kitchen lighting comes in. In fact, track lighting is rising in popularity as an overhead lighting source because it’s available in energy efficient options. But it also allows you to position each light to customize your space. Installing track lighting is a project that can be completed in a weekend.
Starting in the 1980s, recessed light fixtures became the norm for general kitchen lighting. But within the last ten years, this has started to change as people realized that the combination of the ceiling penetrations and the greater number of fixtures needed make this type of lighting potentially less efficient than either surface or pendant fixtures. Two trends have emerged since then. One is that the manufacturers have been redesigning recessed fixtures to be much more efficient.
Kitchen updates are typically very costly and require a lot of work. If a fluorescent light fixture is located in the‐kitchen area, a quick facelift could be just what you need to get an instant update to your kitchen space. The best part about this addition is the affordably.