We wrote previously about optimizing your bedroom lighting, and in this post, we’ll look at another room in your house that needs the perfect lighting in order to be functional and comfortable – the kitchen. Having the right kitchen lighting can make it easier to cook, clean, and entertain, and at Lighting One of Cincinnati, we have the perfect fixtures for your home. It may not require a major update, but changing a few fixtures can make a big difference.
The Kitchen Counter
Your kitchen counter is where you put your coffee pot, mixer, toaster, and other small appliances. It’s also where you prep meals and set dishes before loading them in the dishwasher. If it’s difficult to see while you’re chopping vegetables or making your first cup of coffee in the morning, it might be a good idea to add some under cabinet lighting. It doesn’t have to be extremely bright, but it should provide enough illumination to make certain tasks easier.
The sink is obviously a part of the counter, but it needs a bit more light than the under cabinet areas. You stand there to wash dishes and rinse produce, and you don’t want to strain your eyes while you’re scrubbing plates. A recessed fixture can provide the focused light you need to complete tasks at the sink, and placing the fixture on a separate switch will give you precise control.
One feature that nearly all kitchens today have is an island. The island has replaced the dining room table in many modern homes, and the extra serving and seating space is a must-have for homeowners. The lighting for your island can be a key design feature in your kitchen, and the most popular choice is multiple pendant fixtures. You may decide that a single fixture with multiple lights is better, and our experts can help you narrow down your options.
Finding the Right Balance
Kitchens should be bright and inviting spaces, but that doesn’t mean that every corner has to be illuminated. Finding the right balance between light and shadow can make the room more interesting, and as long as you have light where you need it, you can work in and navigate the space with ease. Whether you’re making dinner on a weeknight or helping the kids with their homework on the weekend, your kitchen can be a multi-functional space where everyone loves to gather.
If you’re ready to update your kitchen lighting, come to Lighting One of Cincinnati today. We have a fantastic selection of fixtures that will provide you with an array of options, and our design experts will gladly discuss the features and benefits of each one with you. It can seem overwhelming at first, but with our guidance, we promise that you’ll end up with the perfect lights for your home.
Stop by our showroom at 9583 Fields Ertel Road today or fill out the form below to contact a member of our team. We’re open Monday through Saturday, and look forward to helping you!