3. To Light Up The Island
Lighting up the island needs to be task-specific, depending on whether your island has an integrated cooktop/workspace or is more for hanging out. For task-oriented islands (food prep, recipe reading), try for a mix of recessed downlights and a cluster of pendant lights. But for ambient hang-out islands (like counter seating), something as simple as mini pendants will do. Use decorative pendant lights with materials like brace and metal. Pendants should be placed at least 30-32 inches apart and 30-36 inches above the island, with at least six inches from the edge of the island.
Avoid these lighting mistakes in your kitchen area:
– Choosing the wrong size of light fixture: Let a lighting expert help you with the size and the nature of lighting required in the kitchen.
– Installing a single source of light: This will create dark shadows in the kitchen, making it difficult to function for a long time.
– Poor lighting in small areas: Your grocery storage area might need better lighting to help you navigate through space. Make sure adequate lighting is put up in smaller areas.
– Ignoring the role of dimmers: Dimmers help to control the intensity of light, taking care of heat emission and your electricity bill. Do not ignore their usage.
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