Archive | November, 2010

Proper Task Lighting for Important Kitchen Work Areas

We’ve discussed using under cabinet lighting fixtures to illuminate a kitchen countertop or island where a great deal of detailed work is carried out. However, there are other important kitchen work areas to be considered which require proper task lighting…

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Xenon Lighting for Kitchen Color Enhancement

Depending on color, fabric and material selections, some kitchens can appear a bit dull under normal overhead lighting, or even with fluorescent under cabinet lighting. This especially can be a problem for those who have decorated with deep colors, rich textures, or who have marble or granite countertops which contain intricate patterns within the stone…

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Layered Lighting Tips for the Breakfast Nook

If you have extra space in a corner of your large kitchen, creating a breakfast nook is an excellent idea. It provides a place of solace for kids to eat breakfast before school and to do homework after school, for a cup of coffee while chatting with friends, for a quiet morning newspaper read, or for a family evening of discussion or board games…

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More Creative Lighting Ideas for Your Kitchen Island

Ok. You’ve got your new overhead light fixture up and your kitchen island now sits beautifully under its radiating glow. Although this helps to illuminate and highlight the center island, there are still some creative ways to add more pleasant touches that strike even greater oohs and aahs from visitors and keep family members happily nestled in the area…

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