Remodeling a home or building a new room from scratch can be an exciting process. There are plenty of small details that go into making up a room in a home, and each little decision you make in your home’s design can change the entire look and feel of the space.
Even if you’re just trying to shake up an already existing home design, changing these subtle features can make it feel like you’re living in a whole new house.
One of the easiest features to change that makes a big difference in a home is lighting. Specifically, kitchen lighting. With all of the gatherings that happen in a kitchen, from meals to parties to family meetings and everything in between, the kitchen is a central space that should be lit appropriately.
Check out this step-by-step guide to help make the right lighting choices for your kitchen.
Step One: Consider Existing Lighting
Before you commit to purchasing and installing kitchen light fixtures, consider the natural gifts that your kitchen may already have in terms of natural lighting. This is especially important when designing a home or kitchen from scratch.
A well-placed window can add a lot of natural light to the area, saving the need for extra lighting fixtures. If you’re able to add a window into the kitchen, think about when you and your family spend the most time in the room. Is it in the morning? An east-facing window will let in the rising sun. In the evening? A west-facing window will showcase the beautiful sunset.
Step Two: Shop Around
Not all kitchen lighting fixtures are created equally. Depending on the type of space you’ve got, there are a few different choices you can make.
Kitchen pendant lighting is a great choice for those with very high ceilings because it helps balance out the space. Under-cabinet lighting is great for smaller or darker kitchens that need an extra boost of brightness. Chandeliers can give an elegant feel and help separate a dining area from a kitchen if you have an open floor plan.
Also considering the types of bulbs that work within these fixtures is important – are they incandescent, fluorescent, or LED? All of these bulbs give off unique colors of light and change how the room feels.
A good place to start looking is online; once you’ve narrowed down your options to the styles, colors and types of fixtures that you like, it’ll make your choice a lot easier.
Step Three: Visit a Showroom
The final step in the process is to visit a showroom. While shopping online can help you see all the styles available to you, a showroom can help you really envision how the light fixture will function in your home. If you’re not sure where to start, our showroom at Grand Canyon Home Supply has all kinds of ambient, task and accent lighting options for your home.
Come visit our showroom today to help make your decision on where you want to take your kitchen next.