Wednesday, February 10, 2010

HGTV Kitchen Lighting Designs

HGTV kitchen lighting designs

Lighting a kitchen properly, is not a daunting task. All you need is, keep certain things in mind and your kitchen can look full of life as never before. Among the most common mistakes committed while choosing kitchen lighting is getting one fixture in ceiling center.

Hgtv Dream House: Ambient Lighting

Effective lighting of kitchen involves layering. Four layers should be blended together – ambient, task, decorative lighting and accent. By using layered lighting, you can create an inviting environment for your kitchen.

Hgtv Dream House: Kitchen of HGTV

Task lighting is the first type that comes to anyone’s mind at the time of designing as it is important at the time of preparing food. But if this light is misplaced then it can lead to creating a hindrance in the ability to work properly, throwing shadows to the work place. The ideal place for getting this light fixed overhead cabinets. Anywhere you will be slicing, reading recipes and chopping.

Hgtv Dream House: Design your Kitchen

Ambient lighting is another important lighting layer for a kitchen that is usually overlooked by people. These lights create warm and inviting effect in kitchen. Ambient lighting fixtures may include pendant hangings; flush mounted lighting fixtures and adjustable track lights. One of the least common layers of lighting is accent lighting.

Hgtv Dream House: Lighting in your Kitchen

It is popular among people who spend a lot of time in casual entertainment in kitchens. By hanging pieces of artwork on wall behind breakfast tables or tile splash back over sink can be a decorative focal point in your kitchen. Up lighters, track lighting, wall sconces and directional eyeball lighting are a part of accent fixtures.