After living in a damaged, dated home for years, I finally decided to change things. I started going through every room to think about which areas I could improve, and it was really fascinating for me to see how much of a difference a new floor or a nice new chandelier could make. Within a few months, my home was really starting to transform with the help of professional remodeling contractors, and I was impressed with how much help they were. Check out this blog for great information that could help you to start making your place into your dream home.
If you are planning to have a contractor remodel your kitchen, you may wonder what you can do to change the lighting in the new design. If so, ask yourself the following questions to get you started on choosing the type of lighting you desire in your new kitchen.
How High Are Your Ceilings?
One question you can ask yourself when considering your lighting options is about the height of your ceiling. Do you have a vaulted ceiling over your kitchen? Or, is the ceiling only a foot or two above your head?
If you have a vaulted ceiling, you may want to consider installing lights that hang down low enough that the glow illuminates your central prep and cooking areas. If you like natural light, and your budget allows you, you may also want to consider having skylights installed to brighten up your kitchen even more.
However, if your kitchen ceiling is low, light fixtures that hang down may only get in your way. In this case, you may want to go with flush or recessed lighting to help open up the space and eliminate overhead obstacles.
What Areas Do You Feel Need More Light?
While looking around at your current cooking and prep areas, ask yourself where you typically wish you have more light while working in the kitchen. Even if you plan to completely remodel the space, you can use your present arrangement to guide you to the type of lighting you may want in the new design.
For example, if you typically cut vegetables or meat on the countertop nearest the stove, you may have often wished that you had more light or that the current light did cast a shadow on your working space. If so, you could speak with your kitchen designer about installing strip lighting beneath the cabinets that you can turn on whenever you are preparing a meal.
Or, if you have always wished you had more light over your sink, you can use this opportunity to discuss your options with the contractor. If your sink is against an outer wall, you may even want to discuss installing a window so that you can let in natural light while being able to look outside while doing the dishes.
After answering the above questions, you should have an initial idea of how you want to new lighting installed in your kitchen. For more information and guidance, speak with a kitchen design service to help you decide on your lighting options and incorporate them in your newly remodeled space.
For more information, contact a business such as Kitchen Expo.Share