By Kathleen. Indoor. Published at Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 - 19:28:12 PM.
Not so long ago, it was pretty common for the kitchens in small houses and apartments to be fitted with one hanging ceiling fixture to supply all the light in the room. This was often an unpleasant arrangement that caused all sorts of unsightly shadows in the room as sunlight progressed throughout the day. And, unless your stove was right underneath the beam of the kitchen ceiling lighting, cooking dinner at night would always take place in the half dark. These days home designers and renovators have many more options when it comes to type and style of fixtures in the kitchen.
Substitute table lamps with wall sconces. Table lamps are typical installations for bedside reading and they continue to look great. But why join the bandwagon when you can create more style while retaining function with wall sconces? They are space-saving, softly illuminating and look gorgeous. They do not get in the way and there is no chance of knocking them over. For added style, choose mirrored sconces whose reflection will cast subtle patterns of light.
Task Lighting, as the name implies, task lighting puts light where you need it to perform tasks, whether it be reading or food preparation. Typical examples include under-the-cabinet lights, recessed lights over a sink, and singular puck halogen lights. As with accent light, adding task lighting is a relatively easy and inexpensive task. Task lightings are usually incandescent or fluorescent.
Task lighting can be combined with general lighting if you make use of dimmer switches. You can turn the lights full on when eating, reading or otherwise when using this room. However, you will want to turn the lights down low when you want to create a cozy feeling. Beware of using lights that shine direct into the eyes of your diners. You can direct the position of the light flow with most styles of light fittings.
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