Tips on the three types of lighting most commonly found in kitchens.
1. General illumination maintains a specific light level in a room; in a kitchen such illumination may include recessed and over-cabinet lighting. Incandescent lights, which tend to be more yellow, and fluorescent lights, which are whiter, are good types of general lighting.
2. Highlighting and accenting brings the light level up to about three times the general illumination level in order to point up a specific feature, such as a decorative range hood, carved cabinet doors, etc. Toe-space lighting, a good example of this type of lighting, makes cabinets appear to float above the floor; and over cabinet lighting makes cabinets look higher by expanding the space above them.
3. Task lighting provides illumination for specific tasks, such as cooking, reading, etc. It can be located on the wall above the work area or under the cabinets above the area.
Things to Expect During Your Kitchen Remodel:
You’ll be tired of the noise and answering questions. Maybe the herds of people trekking through the house has you on edge. Writing all the checks isn’t easy, either. Remodeler’s fatigue is a real thing. It takes a lot out of a person to go through a redesign but it won’t last forever. Be mindful, it can have impact on the kids’ behavior, too, because it alters their routine. Try setting up a mini-fridge, microwave and crockpot to have a little bit of stability during the process. The pain will be short-lived and so worth it once you pop open that first bottle of wine in your brand new kitchen.
People get sick, cars break down, items may be on back order – delays happen. If I had one piece of advice for a freshman remodeler it’d be to expect the unexpected. You won’t know where, you won’t know when, but there’s a good chance you’ll see something you didn’t plan. Knowing that will help you be resilient when the unforeseen shifts the schedule a bit.
Once you’ve signed off to every item on the punch list, it’s time to enjoy! The renovation has been a rollercoaster of emotion, excitement laced with traces of frustration, but it’s come to a close and you’re left with an amazing kitchen to show for it. Invite your friends, contractors and designers over for a grand reveal of your new digs and get comfortable!
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