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Kitchen Decorating Idea Guide :: Kitchen Lighting Design

Kitchen Lighting Design Can be Functional and Decorative

Your kitchen lighting design is one of the most important aspects of your kitchen. Of course, lighting is functional but it can also be used to enhance the décor. Gone are the days of the fluorescent light in the middle of the kitchen ceiling, todays kitchen lighting consists of pendant lighting, recessed lighting and accent lighting.

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Your kitchen is a work area and it is important to have adequate lighting so that you can perform daily functions. Your kitchen lighting design should take into consideration that areas where most work is done – perhaps the island or at the counter. You will want to focus the most bright light in these areas.


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Pendant lights can work well for islands, or track lighting along the ceiling and directed at certain spots can be good too. You may want to add some recessed lighting strategically angled to highlight certain areas as well. A combination of these will allow you to have the choice to really brighten the room up or focus on just 1 section

For ambiance, you will want to also incorporate some indirect light and softer lighting into your kitchen lighting design plans. Depending on the design of your kitchen you may want to add a lamp – perhaps something that can be decorated to match your theme or curtains, or maybe just something funky that adds interest to the room. If you have an eat in kitchen, a chandelier with a dimmer would be great over the table and give you the option of romantic lighting for those special dinners.

If you have spent hours scouring the local stores for those perfect kitchen lighting design elements, then why not try the internet? It lends itself quite nicely to purchasing lighting and you get delivery right to your door!  You can find a much larger selection than you would locally and our online resources and recommended merchants listed below have secure ordering systems so your information stays secure and private.

Kitchen Lighting Design Resources and Recommended Merchants:

Lamps Plus
A huge selection of lighting including recessed and pendant lighting for the kitchen. They offer 3 day shipping on most products and have free shipping specials on many styles. Join the over 5,000,000 customers that shop with them each year!

Great values on lamps and lighting at HomeVisions.com!
The latest designs in lighting and more. Lamp styles from traditional to contemporary including ceiling fans, chandeliers and sconces.

Reliable Remodeler.com
Get FREE estimates online from contractors in your area on kitchen remodeling.

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