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5 Useful Tips on Lighting Kitchens
The kitchen is the heart of the home and with so many now open plan and part of a wider family room, the lighting has never been more important to get right

In this short video Andrew gives you 5 great tips on where to start when designing your lighting scheme for a domestic kitchen.



1. Light the ceiling where you can - bouncing light at 4000K colour temperature will lighten the space, particularly during the day
2. Areas of preparation needed higher levels of light - aiming for around 500 lux by running warm white fluorescents or strips of high output LED under wall cabinets if you have them is always successful. 
3. Downlights are a great way to bring in much needed higher levels of illumination - so position them in line of the edge of worktops. 3000K colour temperature suits kitchens perfectly.
4. Create an accent light - consider the lower level of illumination to transform your space from more functional to atmospheric. Try adding pendants or table lights.
5. Kitchens become backdrops at night in open plan living areas. Use plinth lights on separate circuits to use the space itself as an accent light for the family room.





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