Lighting can affect the functionality, mood and appeal of every kitchen. Different kinds of lighting types and sources makes a good kitchen lighting plan.
Your trusted provider of home additions, Empire State Builders & Contractors, shares tips for designing recessed lighting in kitchens.
Recessed lighting is best used on countertops and islands. It can be used for general lighting in open floor plans. This type of lighting accentuates counter areas, stovetops and other visually interesting areas in a kitchen. You can use it with or without standard flashmount ceiling lights.
When planning for the placement of your recessed lights, consider areas where you already have lights. Your new recessed lighting should work with your existing lights. Use one recessed light for every 4 to 6 square feet of ceiling area. This should provide your kitchen with sufficient light. It’s important to apply this rule if your kitchen’s illumination solely depends on recessed ceiling lights.
These lights are also commonly situated above countertop edges to illuminate the counter work areas or the sink. Keep in mind that the placement of recessed lights still depends on the size and design of the room. At Empire State Builders & Contractors, our certified builders, designers, and masons will help you design the best kitchen for your home. We only use top-grade products from the most reputable brands on the market for our home building services.
Housing & Lights
You’ll need to pick IC housings if you have insulation above the ceiling. Non-IC housings may be used for a new kitchen space or construction. Combine wide-angle lights for ambient lighting and focused, narrow-beam lights for lighting on the counters, sink and stove. Choose wide-angle lights in the middle of the room and narrow-beam lights on the perimeter if your kitchen layout only completely relies on recess lighting. Adding dimmers allows you to adjust the mood and atmosphere of your kitchen and can extend the lifespan of the bulbs.
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