If you love cooking or eating, remodeling your kitchen will definitely increase the pleasure you get from your kitchen. There are many things to consider about kitchen remodeling in Escondido (and anywhere else in San Diego for that matter). All these ask for your attention: cabinets, floor, sink, backsplash, countertop, islands, the appliances, and that’s just to get started. Do your kitchen remodeling right and you’ll get a pretty return on investment in terms of inner reward as well as the resale value of your home.
However, have you given enough thought to your kitchen lighting? Light is an unbelievably powerful design tool, which is unfortunately often overlooked. The visual appeal is not the only thing you’ll get from a great choice of lights. You can make your kitchen more functional, more pleasant to work in and even more eco-friendly.
Here are the directions you should be thinking in.
Kitchen remodeling Escondido: Good places to light
Dinner zone lights
Stunning pendants like a stand-alone chandelier, a bold large pendant or cluster pendants can zone out the dining table if your kitchen and dining area are joint. You can position the pendants lower to the table, so the area is more intimate and inviting for conversation and entertainment.
Under-cabinet lights are great task lights. Reading recipes, peeling greens and raiding the fridge will never be the same again when you install a couple of under-cabinet lights.
If you go for cabinets with glass doors, think about adding a few in-cabinet lights. It’ll be much easier to navigate the kitchen, maneuver the meal preparation and your cabinets will look splendid.
Plinth lighting is the lighting that punctuates the base of walls or, in the case of kitchen remodeling, cabinets. With plinth lighting you’ll have a feeling your cabinets are floating, and your kitchen will get a wholly different dimension.
Kitchen Remodeling Escondido: Customize your lighting
There’s a dizzying range of options for your lights. That is, it can be dizzying when you’re going it alone, without kitchen remodeling professionals to hold your hand. Get in touch with us right away and get a free consult. We’d love to help you with your project!
Puck lights are singular lights that cast a focused beam which is easily adjustable. They are great for under cabinets, because they perform great as task lighting.
Tape lights and rope lights
These are very similar in that they serve as low-level lights that can lead your way around the kitchen. Since they are placed under the edges of fittings, like countertops, cabinets and islands, they can provide beautiful accents in places you want in focus. These lights come in a variety of color options, if you want to complement or contrast the color scheme of your cabinets or countertop.
Motion sensitive lighting makes great sense from the environmental point of view. It’s also quite sensible when it comes to cutting energy bills. Truth be told, they can be a bit irksome if you are simply browsing recipes in the evening or preparing for cooking as they will go out when there’s no movement, but when you weigh that against the benefits, it turns out not to be that big of a deal.
Being able to fade lights in and out puts you in full control over the mood of the room. You can really re-design the feel of the space at the flick of the switch.
LEDs could require a bit more upfront investment, but bear in mind that they live long and save a considerable amount of energy along the way.