Just like a healthy balanced breakfast, your kitchen requires the right balance of lighting to get you on the right track to accomplish the day’s tasks.
From homework to list-making to actual meal-prep and cooking, the kitchen is a veritable workhorse in the home. And the proper lighting mix—recessed downlighting, island-highlighting pendants, under-cabinet LEDs—will make sure it’s fit for all of those uses.
LIVING ROOM LIGHTING
The living room is generally the largest room in the house, a hub of activity where a variety of activities take place day and night. Making sure that your living room is properly and beautifully lit for gathering with family, entertaining, relaxing, reading, watching TV or movies and all the other activities that take place in this central part of your home is essential.
Too often lighting a bathroom is low on the list of priorities relative to other rooms in the house. But with bathrooms becoming larger and more elaborate, proper bathroom lighting design is essential to making the most of the space.
Of all the rooms in your home, your bedroom is probably the only one you spend time in when it’s completely dark, completely bright and completely somewhere in between. So, getting your bedroom lighting design just right is critical to making it a comfortable place to rest your head at night, to rise and shine each morning and to go about your day.
You don’t necessarily have to rig something to your ceiling to light your hallway. Sconces can help you provide ample lighting without ever needing to pull out more than a step stool to change the bulb. This type of lighting is best for wider hallways, though, since the sconces will protrude from the walls, encroaching on the space of your hallway walkers.