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Lise Simms gives you tips on how to choose your kitchen lighting.
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Lise Simms: Hi! I’m Lise Simms here with five facts you need to know about kitchen lighting. Kitchen lighting it’s one of the most overlook and easiest ways to change the look and function of your room. And the single bulb in the middle of your ceiling just thus not cut it anymore. You know a well light kitchen can actually make it easier and faster to cook. Yeah, and you can completely change the mode of your room so there are three types of kitchen lighting, task, ambient and accent. A well light kitchen is a mix of all three. Okay fact number one, task lighting. Task lighting is a directed beam of light that illuminate the kitchen work area or chore and each work area needs its own designated lighting so wherever you read your recipes you need a light. Where you’re chopping vegetables, you need a light. And one great option for task lighting is to install under cabinet lights. Halogens which are a very clean white glow and fluorescents are very energy efficient. You also have resist down lighting which you could put over a stove or sink that will produce adequate task lighting for any cooking and cleaning that needs to be done. Fact number two, on be out lighting. On be out lighting, it creates the general lighting around your broom. You are looking for a functional fixture that will give you a soft diffuse light to move around the room safely, to look in your cabinets and doors and to perform any chores that you may need. Which takes us two facts number three accent lighting, accent lighting creates a focal point emphasizing any architectural features you may have. This is a great place to use some of the energy efficient designs, monitor track lights slow voltage, linear lights that kind of thing. One area you might know and how about lighting above your cabinet tray? If you have tall ceilings it can create a beautiful spacious look and after all we do on a highlight all the great details of your new kitchen don’t we? Fact number four dimmers, installing dimmers is a must in my book. It is a great way to control the amount of light you want depending on the activity or the time of that. Put the dim light over your table or your isle on a dimmer and bang, you instantly change the mood of the room. Something else you might want to consider put each type of lighting on a separate circuit and in that way you have one touch control at your fingertips. And five number five, don’t over do it. Be settling with lighting, choose your focal points to tasks areas and the places that need overall lighting and then use some mix. In this case too much of a good thing can just be too much. And again do your research, wherein from the kitchens we loved, friends houses and magazines or maybe on TV so now you know and next time you need five facts to make your dream kitchen of reality I’ll be right here. I’m Lise Simms, I’ll see you next time.
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