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Today’s kitchens are the central gathering place in the home. Whether you are remodeling or building from the ground up, it is essential to plan your kitchen lighting to provide for a variety of functions – from a bright light for food preparation and cleaning to a softer, warmer light source for conversation and entertaining friends.
Today’s LED bulb technology allows for much more control in dimming – without the loss of light quality or efficiency. Some LED bulbs even allow you to change their color around the spectrum for an exciting light show, using your phone or tablet.
Romantic lighting extends to the dining room, where a well-proportioned chandelier with crystal accents can add sophistication and ambiance. Complementary buffet lamps on a sideboard provide a subtle accent, often reflecting in a nearby dining room mirror.
Ideally, romantic lighting creates an ambiance that flatters both people and the room. Use layers of light to fill in dark corners without overpowering the space, and choose dimmers and bulbs that work well together to keep a warm light level without flickering.
There are many new styles in table and color finishes and fabric shades that result in soft pools of light for seating areas. Or you may opt for jewel-toned finishes and dark shades for a more dramatic look. Either way, coordinate table or floor lamps and shades with your wall lighting for a seamless look.
Here Are Some Design Tips for Kitchen Lighting Think about lighting controls – Because your kitchen has so many functions, you will want to change the intensity of every light in the room. Don’t just buy a switch.
Your budget should at least include basic dimmers that allow you to adjust the lighting to suit the requirements of any moment. More complex wireless lighting control systems are now available that are easy to install and relatively inexpensive.
No more flickering fluorescent – No longer the pasty, flickering light of the 1970’s, fluorescent lighting is quickly replaced by LED lighting that can be selected according to color and warmth, from a natural white for food preparation or a bright white that mimics daylight or for cleaning dishes.
Under cabinet lighting – LED products have also revolutionized under-cabinet lighting. New products such as flexible tape lighting are easily installed along under cabinet edges, in toe kicks, and even inside the top edges of cabinets or ceiling molding.
LED lighting is cool to the touch – so you don’t have to worry about cabinets getting overheated and becoming a fire hazard. Pendants – Pendants provide a directed light on popular task areas such as kitchen islands.
Many glass pendants are hand blown and make a unique design statement. The infinite array of glass choices and colors make it easy to pick up styles, finishes, and colors from the rest of your home. Consult a professional – Homeowners considering a kitchen renovation should remember to consult with their local lighting showroom before undertaking any construction.
Professional lighting designers will work with you to create a lighting layout that covers all your needs and avoids expensive retrofits.
The tremendous range of kitchen lighting and controls available today make it easy for homeowners to choose kitchen lighting that performs multiple tasks, from recessed lighting for general area lighting to bright light directed to food preparation and cooking areas. Accent lighting is also popular – providing a focus on cabinets or walls as well as providing additional lighting for task areas.
From traditional to contemporary to everything in between, Grande Lighting makes sure to give you exactly the lighting design you’ve been wishing for. Our decorative lighting designs have been brightening homes for many years. We’ve been serving the Conway, Murrells Inlet and entire Grand Strand, South Carolina area, and we value prompt service, quality home design knowledge and our amazing customer, from custom builders, interior designers and our valued customers like you.
Our sales team members light up a room with their knowledge of home design and valuable customer service mentality. They take you around our fully dressed showroom to provide a one-on-one, personal shopping experience. Since we update our inventory frequently, you can always expect to see our most current products. We have numerous and valuable design resources available right at your fingertips.
When you think of romantic lighting, you may picture crystal chandeliers and dimmed lights. You can certainly go that route, but romantic lighting is much more than than.
The bottom line is that a well-lit room is romantic any time of year, as long as it provides the proper level of light for all activities, from entertaining friends, to a romantic evening for just you and your true love.