Inspirational Kitchen Lighting Requirements
– The most common mistake is attempting to light the whole room, when it comes to kitchen light. The result ends up being what Whitehead calls for a “glare bomb,” which visually overpowers everything from the area. Brick light, if set up in a generic grid, isn’t much better.
As in almost any room in the house, the ability to correct light levels in the kitchen is best. When cooking or cleaning up, a punch of lighting makes the task easier. For lingering over a meal and conversing, dimmed lights produce ambiance that is great. One dimmer from the kitchen won’t do the trick. Make sure that the design calls for dimmers for each kind of kitchen lighting: accent, ambient, task and decorative.