Kitchen Lighting Design for Your Custom Home – Part 1

Tuscany Homes, your friendly builder of custom homes in Vancouver WA, offers some kitchen lighting design tips and ideas.

under cabinet lightingKitchens used to be strictly for food preparation. Now, with the prevalence of open floor plans, kitchens are big deals and places to hang out before, during, and after a party.

Since kitchens are so important, you’ll want your new one, the one in your custom home, to be well lit. Experts recommend that you light your kitchen in layers.

Here are the four layers they recommend:

  • Task
  • Ambient
  • Accent
  • Decorative

By using these four layers, and properly blended them, you’ll create a welcoming environment and a charming atmosphere. It can be the perfect light for cooking, entertaining, and dining.

Four layers of light sounds complicated, but it’s actually quite simple. What lighting experts recommend that you don’t do is try to light your entire kitchen with one fixture. This generally doesn’t work and instead creates one giant “glare bomb.”

Experts also suggest that you put all four layers on dimmer switches. This will further allow you to control the mood of your kitchen lighting.

To read part two of this series, click here.

To read part three of this series, click here.

To learn more about custom homes in Vancouver WA, contact Tuscany Homes.

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