Our kitchens are often seen as the hub of the home performing on a multifunctional level. The lighting needs to evolve to ensure it can support our growing needs for the space such as dining, relaxing, homeworking, entertaining and the obvious food preparation.
Clever lighting has the power to transform an ordinary kitchen into the versatile space we need. It can make small spaces seem larger, disguise awkward architecture or compensate for poor natural light.
The main lighting used in the kitchen includes ambient, task and accent lighting.
Ambient lighting is the main source of light which can be in addition to natural light or to compensate for the lack of it. Its best to cast as much ambient lighting as evenly as possible from your ceiling which can be done with a combination of fittings such as chandeliers, pendants or recessed lighting. Ambient lighting should generally be places as high as possible to fill your kitchen with light.
Task Lighting is used to illuminate the areas left in the shadows by ambient lighting, usually installed in areas that require more focus. Task lighting is often in the form of strip lights or puck lights to illuminate work surfaces or cabinets to assist with adequate lighting for meal preparation or to read a recipe.
Accent lighting is used to highlight your favourite features in the kitchen such as kickboard or cabinet lights or even display shelving.
The correct lighting combination using new, effective light fittings and techniques can add a showcase element and wow factor completely transforming your space.
If you are currently re designing or thinking about updating your kitchen lighting, Legacy Electrical can work with you to find your perfect lighting solution to transform your kitchen space.
We can provide advice and guidance in line with your personal requirements and make recommendations of lighting solutions based on the vision you have for your space. From adding new features to creating a different feel to the room Legacy electrical can advise you of the options available and the most up to date choices including dimming lights to enable you to control the brightness of the lights or maybe even the colour we will work with you to ensure that your needs are met.
If you would like to arrange a free consultation and no obligation quote, get in touch with us today and we will be happy to assist.