Well-planned kitchen lighting in your Adelaide home can be both functional and beautiful. Lighting in task and dining areas will enhance both the food preparation and dining experience. Add feature lighting to create a welcoming space. Contact us on (08) 8362 07 88 or email email@example.com to learn more today.
Tips for Getting More Value Out of Your Kitchen Lighting in SA
Kitchen lighting is an investment in the feel of your home as well as its function. Ensure you are getting the most value by considering the following:
- Choose a classic, simple style for your kitchen fittings. If you choose a fitting that reflects current trends, you may feel the need to replace it when the design changes. You can save money by choosing a classic style that will look good in the space for years, saving you money in the long term. Selecting the best quality fittings within your budget will also save you money as better-quality fittings will not break down as quickly.
- We suggest working with a professional designer–someone who has experience with kitchen fittings and product knowledge. They will help you choose quality fittings that work for your space and budget. At Decor Lighting, we offer home consultations by our experienced designers. They work with you, or your architect, to select the right fixtures.
- The simplest way to get the most value out of your lighting is to use energy efficient bulbs. These bulbs will last longer, save energy, and result in less money spent on replacement and electricity over time. LED bulbs are an excellent option as they do not contain toxic chemicals, last up to twenty years, and are 100% recyclable.
Common Mistakes People Make Regarding Kitchen Lighting in South Australia
Well-designed kitchen lighting is essential to a highly functional kitchen. Avoid the following mistakes when designing your kitchen.
- Planning grid or line lighting – Grid or line lighting is more likely to cause cupboards and appliances to cast shadows on your work areas. Shadows make it hard to chop vegetables safely as they make areas darker. Avoid shadowed workspaces by focusing on lighting specific zones, rather than large areas. This option allows you to design lighting that works around cupboards or appliances. To create lighting based on zones, you must understand the functional areas of your kitchen. Once you have defined each zone, you can determine the lighting requirements.
- Over-lighting – You do not need to light up the entire kitchen. To avoid having too many lights, lay out your lighting in layers. Identify task-, dining-, and accent lighting. This definition will focus your light where you need it, and ensure you have the right amount of light in your space.
- Choosing the wrong fittings – Choose fittings that will accurately render the colour of your food and provide optimal light quality. For a task zone, consider bright, clear light to avoid cast shadows and create a safe space for chopping vegetables. For dining zones, choose natural or softer light to enhance your food’s appearance and create a pleasant dining experience. The right lighting will make food preparation safer and dinner time more relaxing.
When planning your kitchen lighting, consider the functional areas and the quality of light you require for that specific space.
Why Decor Lighting
We are a family business with over twenty-five years’ experience in the lighting industry. We offer a wide range of premium lighting products and accessories in our store and online.
Contact us to arrange a free home consultation.