Let’s face it, lighting isn’t something that many people actively think of when they first decide to re-design their kitchen. Surely one light is enough if it’s strong enough to light the whole room, right?
In fact, lighting is one of the main aspects of a kitchen design that should be looked at first. It’s more important than you think, not only with regards to how your kitchen will look, but your safety while in the kitchen, too!
Working with many different clients during their kitchen overhaul by providing our beautiful granite worktops in Cheshire, we’ve learnt a thing or two about how the lighting of a kitchen can dramatically change the design. Here are 2 main reasons why you should think more about lighting when redesigning your kitchen space.
It Is Essential for Food Preparation Safety
You won’t be able to create delicious dishes within your kitchen if you can’t see what you are doing with the food due to bad lighting.
Not only will you be less likely to spot signs of mould and discolouration which may indicate that your food has gone off, you will also be putting yourself at risk of injury when using utensils such as sharp knives and scissors.
You may think that you can see exactly what you are doing, but having the area that you are working in illuminated is a sure way to avoid any nasty accidents, both with the food you are preparing or to your body.
It’s also a great idea to illuminate the dining area if your kitchen has one. No one wants to eat something that they can’t really see and you’re selling yourself short by serving your delicious looking (and hopefully tasting!) food in a dimly lit environment where they can’t appreciate how it looks!
It Changes the Look and Feel of a Kitchen
Although the lighting of a room is intended to be functional, it does also affect what the room will look like, too.
Lighting helps create the perfect dining experience by giving the room a certain ambience. Have you ever been in a kitchen which looks cold and uninviting? We didn’t think so! Although a kitchen will physically feel warm, lighting helps enhance that feeling by creating a warming glow in the kitchen space.
With so many different lighting options available, you can be sure that there’s a lighting option to help you achieve the perfect mood for your kitchen. Make sure that you are using the best lighting options for your kitchen space so that you can enjoy your time spent in there without having to fumble around in the dark to make your dinner!
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