As we tackled the renovations at 716 one of the first purchases made was our kitchen lighting. First and foremost we wanted work horse lights that were as unique as they were purposeful. Good lighting sets the tone for the room but because kitchen lighting is used for as variety of things, from cooking to homework, choosing the right light is key. No matter how wonderful the appliances and textiles, without good lighting you and your kitchen could be left in the dark. Below is some lighting food for thought – good for existing kitchens or remodeling projects:
- Blending and layering natural. task and accent light helps to create a well-balanced room.
- Consider a dimmer to adjust lighting needs. Dimmer switches also help to coordinate lighting within a room.
- Avoid lighting the kitchen with a single, overhead light source. Your kitchen could end up with glare and shadows.
- Like real estate, lighting is about location, location, location.
- Create a plan around your top kitchen activities and where they occur. Remember that lights and switch placement are essential.
All roads on Pinterest led us to Barn Light Electric for our kitchen lighting. Based in Florida, Barn Light Electric is rooted in American craftsmanship and quality – bringing vintage and barn lighting into the 20th century. Their website is loaded with styles and prices for everyone and every budget.
716 was featured recently on Barn Light Electric’s blog. You can read the post here:
Barn Light Electric is leading the way in American made, quality lighting. Looking for inspiration? Head over to the Barn Light Electric website and their blog for ideas galore.
Also, if you are in the lighting “market,” be sure to follow the Barn Light Electric folks and others suppliers you fancy via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for great offers like this:
Still hungry for lighting suggestions? Check out little mrs lights I love board on Pinterest with the link below.