Better Ways to Light Your Kitchen
The kitchen is the life of every house, and a place that most people spend a massive amount of time in throughout an average year. Considering how often you are in your kitchen, and some of the dangerous implements that are in there, it is important that your kitchen has more than enough light for you to see. If you have found yourself struggling to see in there lately, check out the following for possible solutions.
If your kitchen doesn’t have a lot of light, the best way to solve the problem is by knocking out part of a wall somewhere and putting in another window. This definitely isn’t cheap, and is only a solution if you own the place you live in. Pretty much everyone wants a well-lit kitchen, so apart from making it a far nicer place to be, you will also be significantly increasing the value of your house.
Providing you don’t have someone living above you, having a skylight installed can be one of the best ways to boost the amount of light in your kitchen. Your skylight will save you from having to use your regular electricity for lighting all the time, and there is nothing like cooking up a feast while bathed in natural sunlight.
A classy way to light all the important parts of your kitchen without having to have the entire kitchen lit up is by using multiple pot lights. This way, you can have a little extra lighting in key areas like your prep area and around the gas cooktop, while still having an overall low light, intimate setting.
Unless you are cooking, you probably don’t need much light at all to just grab something from the bench or in the fridge, so during these times save yourself some power and use candles to light the kitchen instead. Candles aren’t going to provide enough light to cook by, but can help illuminate the kitchen enough when it isn’t in full use, at the same time helping to create a warm and cosy feel.
A night light
For those late night trips to the kitchen for a glass of water or a midnight snack, having a small night-light in the kitchen can be very handy, especially if you are trying to not wake up pets or people by turning on the lights. The small light won’t use up very much energy and will save you from injuring yourself when wandering around the kitchen in the dark trying to find the sink or the fridge.
Apart from being the place where you prepare your food each and every day, your kitchen is also generally where everyone will gather whenever you host a party, so your kitchen lighting should be practical, warm and welcoming. Even if you don’t entertain much, having the light in your kitchen always right will mean you’re more likely to enjoy your time in there.