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Your kitchen needs lighting. Natural lighting is wonderful, but most kitchens don’t have much natural light. Even kitchens with abundant natural light are going to need lighting for dark nights and stormy days. Here’s where to start:
This kitchen has a combination of natural light, ceiling light, undercabinet lights, and hanging light. None would be sufficient on its own, but the combination works nicely together. Let’s take a look at kitchen lighting options.
It’s very common for kitchens to have ceiling lights. However, ceiling lights tend to be harsh and they almost always need supplemental lighting.
Lights positioned under the upper wall cabinets can be used to highlight the backsplash and/or to light the countertop workspace. This can be an inexpensive way to beautify your kitchen and add needed light at the same time.
Pendant or rope lights hanging from the ceiling are eye-catching and offer great spot lighting on work or eating areas. In this instance, the industrial looking hanging lights provide focus to the island and great lighting over the eating area.
Don’t overlook the lights on your appliances. A range backsplash usually has a worklight, and a refrigerator dispenser may have a handy light that also can serve as a nightlight. An over-the-range microwave is assured to have lights that shine down on the range surface below. Regardless of what kind of range hood you have, you’re almost assured of having lighting. The lights may even have a separate timer.
Check with the experts at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center for information on major appliances and plumbing fixtures.
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