Lighting is a critical element in all kitchens regardless of the design theme or style. It helps to improve the ambience of the kitchen as well as provide the necessary task lighting. Homeowners have a plethora of choices when it comes to lighting up their kitchens. And many homeowners nowadays, while doing their kitchen renovations or building their kitchen from scratch, are interested in incorporating recessed lighting into their designs.
Recessed lighting is quickly becoming an option for many homeowners. In fact, even commercial kitchens are making use of these lighting fixtures nowadays. If you plan to incorporate the said lighting fixtures into your kitchen’s design, here are some things to remember.
Plan, Plan, Plan
Incorporating recessed lighting into your kitchen’s design will certainly need a lot of consideration. For instance, you need to make sure that the layout is perfectly measured and evenly spaced. This will ensure the even distribution of the light in the kitchen. Thus, you’ll want to talk to your kitchen renovations contractor and ask them for help in this matter.
Note Existing Lighting Fixtures
You also need to take into consideration your existing lighting fixtures. Take a look at your kitchen and note where you already have existing lighting fixtures. Unless you are willing to remove all existing lighting fixtures or are starting with your custom kitchens in Sydney from scratch, you’ll have to plan the addition of recessed lighting fixtures according to the already existing lighting layout. Some kitchen owners who already have existing lighting fixtures in their kitchen usually opt for perimeter lighting layouts. That is, they place their recessed lighting around the perimeter of the room.
Wide-angle vs. Narrow Beam Lights
You will also need to choose between using wide-angle and narrow beam recessed lighting. In general, you’ll want to use wide-angle beam lights for ambient lighting. On the other hand, you’ll want to use narrow beam lights over counters, stoves, and sinks. With regard to perimeter lighting as mentioned above, some custom kitchens in Sydney incorporate wide-angle recessed lighting in the middle of the kitchen and narrow beam lights on the perimeter.
Using recessed lighting for kitchens is quickly becoming popular. If you need help in incorporating such lighting fixtures into your kitchen or perhaps you need help with your kitchen renovations, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can call us up at 02 9484 3464 or leave a message in our contact page.