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Kitchen Lighting

Does the bad lighting in your kitchen drive you crazy? Does the lighting always seem to come from behind you and you create an inescapable shadow over whatever you’re trying to prepare? Did you know that there are three types of lighting important to a well functioning kitchen? Ambient lighting, task lighting & accent lighting. A fourth if you count natural lighting from windows or skylights. Muted overhead lighting like the builder’s special fluorescent box create shadows – without any directional task lighting, this can be both annoying and potentially dangerous while cutting up your carrots!
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A well designed kitchen takes lighting into account by incorporating all types of lighting like overhead recessed can lights, under cabinet task lighting, accent lighting like pendant lights over an island or illumination of a glass front cabinet. Not only is a good kitchen lighting scheme functional, but the visual warmth added is often the difference between a good renovation and a top-notch magazine-photo-ready renovation.
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