Kitchen Lighting Design for Your Custom Home – Part 3

Tuscany Homes, one of the top custom home builders in Vancouver WA, concludes its three-part series on kitchen lighting design.

Kitchen lightingThis series is based on the idea that you have four layers of lights in your kitchen: task, ambient, accent, and decorative. In this article, we’re going to look at accent and decorative lighting.

Accent Lighting

Historically, the layer that’s most frequently forgotten is accent lighting. That’s changing as kitchens are becoming places to hangout and not just places to prepare food.

Accent lighting is usually used to highlight a work of art. In kitchens, one of the most common types of accent lighting are lights in glass cabinets.

Other types of accent lighting are:

  • Track lighting
  • Up-lighters
  • Directional eyeball lights
  • Wall sconces

Decorative Lighting

Basically, decorative lighting is your chandelier. There are two things to consider when selecting a chandelier. Make sure it’s the right size for your kitchen (not to big or not to small) and make sure the shade material is opaque enough to hide the bulb(s).

Decorative lighting is also the most expensive. If it’s not in the budget, have your kitchen wired for it and add it later.

To read part one of this series, click here.

To read part two of this series, click here.

To contact Tuscany Homes, one of the elite custom home builders in Vancouver WA, click here.

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