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Monday, February 21, 2011

Some Ideas For Kitchen Lights

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By Becky Ponder

If we go back in time and look at the common kitchen in our homes, we would notice that the kitchen wasn't a social area. The kitchen was a place where cooking and cleaning up the mess took place. Why has it changed into more of a social area? Many would argue that the lighting in the past didn't make it comfortable and warm.

One of the more popular lighting options during the old days was hanging fluorescent tubes. They were placed in the middle of the ceiling to maximize light throughout the entire room. As bright as these lights were, they didn't provide the cozy feel home owners were looking for.

Things have changed. More and more people spend time in the kitchen hanging out. Kitchens now include design elements that help to make it more of a social environment, such as breakfast bars, kitchen islands and plasma TVs with social areas. However, many kitchens are still behind in providing the most effective lighting.

Many kitchens still lack the properly lighting, although they've modernized in other areas. Most kitchens do have ceiling lights, usually recessed lights but typically they don't give enough light for a kitchen. They don't give the light needed on the counter tops for when the chef is prepping and reading instructions. It's quite often you'll notice a shadow in the kitchen, due to the angle of lights and walls.

In order to properly omit enough light for the daily duties in a kitchen, you'll need additional background lights combined with recessed lighting. There are many different ways to provide this extra lighting.

One of the best ways to get started is by adding pendant lights. The ideal locations for these lights are hanging over a kitchen island or table. Another great spot for extra lighting is under wall units.

LED lighting will provide a great glow in your room. They even look great inside of a glass wall unit for a nice modern touch. LED lighting can be used as track lighting or as part of any of the options I mentioned above.

There are many different types of lights to add to the kitchen, so make sure you take your time to shop around. Once you have the proper lighting in your kitchen, it may end up becoming your new favorite place in the house to pass time.

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