Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or looking for a simple way to upgrade it, lighting can play a big role in how it looks and feels. So, before you reach out to our residential electricians in Northern Virginia, here are a few tips that can give you a better idea of what you may want.
Four Great Kitchen Lighting Options
1. Feature Fixture
One thing that can truly bring out your kitchen and act as a focal point is a great lighting fixture. Since the rest of your kitchen’s lighting will work around this piece, it is important to choose something that fits your style and the rest of your kitchen.
Popular choices for feature fixtures include pendant lighting as well as chandelier style fixtures. These options are often placed above dinner tables and islands.
2. Ambient Lighting
This option can be ideal when hosting guests and is great for being able to have more control over the amount of light you are using. Recessed lighting can be connected to separate switches and dimmed to produce just the right amount of light depending on your needs or even the time of day.
If you have access to individual lighting and dimmers you can potentially save energy and money since you can turn off individual lights in your kitchen. You can discuss this cost-effective option with an electrician if you think it is right for you.
3. Lighting to Match Your Home
Thanks to technology and LED lighting, there is a lot more customization that can go into the type of lighting you choose. Bulbs that offer hard white and cool light are often a great match for more contemporary homes, while warm and soft lighting offers more of a cozy feel. At the end of the day, you can choose the style you like best!
4. Consider Accent Lighting
Accent lighting, as the name would indicate, does a fantastic job of elegantly highlighting and accenting certain aspects of a room. When placed under your cabinets they can make your counters and walls/tiles pop out. You can bring attention to your cookware and plates by placing them in your cabinets (this works if you have see-through or glass cabinet doors).
Get Residential Electrical Services in Northern Virginia
If you have a certain kitchen lighting idea you want installed in your home, our team at RD Matthews Electrical is here. We’re proud to provide full-home electrical services from kitchen lighting and wiring installations to smart switch solutions, recessed lighting, and more.
Contact us today to request a service or information.