Published at Monday, September 23rd 2019, 10:50:21 AM by Lewis Fowler. Kitchen Island. "Use the island as an opportunity to add bold, contrasting, unexpected, or unusual materials," cabinetry designer Kevin Ritter says. Your island base is a good place to start. A dark wood finish or color really stands out against a room full of otherwise light, neutral cabinetry. If your perimeter cabinets are plain in design, try an island with embellishments, such as curvy corbels, crown molding, or turned legs, for a subtly grander statement. Even something as simple as switching up the islands hardware can make for a distinct change in character.
Published at Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:26:26 AM by Brandon Lambert. Kitchen Island. A well-lit work area is a safety essential, so think about lighting when planning your island. A kitchen benefits most from mixing lighting types, such as recessed, ceiling-mount, and natural light. Pendants are the common fixtures above islands because they provide concentrated task light on the work surface.
Published at Saturday, September 21st 2019, 16:01:49 PM. Kitchen Lighting By Isaac Curtis. n almost every room of the house, we use both general lighting and task lighting. One room where many of us particularly want to provide both types of lighting is the kitchen. Task lighting is the lighting we use to clearly see something we are doing. Reading lamps and desk lamps are two examples.
Published at Saturday, September 21st 2019, 15:56:55 PM. Kitchen Cabinet By Alicia Vaughan. Beveled cabinetry frames inspired by a 1950s breakfront respect the blended-era style of this home, a melding of Craftsman and contemporary design. The white oak cabinets finished with a warm ebony stain bring cozy texture in a timeless statement. Sleek chrome hardware and sandblasted glass doors add an updated contemporary effect.
Published at Friday, September 20th 2019, 18:37:22 PM. Kitchen Lighting By Freddie Woodward. If you kitchen has an island or breakfast bar, consider hanging pendant lights above it. Pendant lighting not only adds style to the space, it can also help anchor a kitchen island so it feels more deliberate in an open-concept home. Small, disc-like puck lights are easy to install almost anywhere you need added illumination, from under cabinets to inside deep drawers or in dark corners of the pantry.
Published at Wednesday, September 18th 2019, 09:06:49 AM. Kitchen Lighting By Freddie Woodward. Another popular kitchen light style is track lighting, which typically features multiple fixtures that you can angle in different directions. The Hampton Bar 4-Light Brushed Steel Wave Bar Track Lighting Fixture is a highly functional option for your kitchen, allowing you to light hard-to-reach areas with its multi-directional heads.
Published at Wednesday, September 18th 2019, 08:34:15 AM. Kitchen Lighting By Daniel Smart. Pendant lights have been around for a while, but that doesn’t mean there’s only one way to use them. In fact, far from it. Occasionally you need to shake things up by combining traditional design elements with new pendant light ideas. Often the results turn out better than you ever could have imagined.
Published at Wednesday, September 18th 2019, 08:29:48 AM. Kitchen Lighting By Daniel Baker. Adding wall sconces for kitchen lighting is a unique way to showcase what makes your kitchen light special, such as highlighting a piece of artwork. And sconces can also help with ambient light. Try low-voltage fixtures for your kitchen light wall sconces. Instead of one main kitchen light, try three identical hanging pendant fixtures over the center of the kitchen. Pendants come in a variety of styles from classic to modern, and bulbs of various wattage can be used, depending on the amount of kitchen lighting you need.
Published at Wednesday, September 18th 2019, 08:25:37 AM. Kitchen Lighting By Brandon Lambert. As the heart of the home, kitchens have different lighting needs than other rooms. There is the practical matter of creating enough task lighting for people to prepare meals, but also the need to craft a welcoming, warm environment for guests to enjoy without too much fuss or formality. We asked the experts at Hudson Valley Lighting for their top tips on how to create a well-lit, inviting kitchen, regardless of type of home.