3 tips to master the task of perfect kitchen lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under Kitchen Lighting.

Completing your everyday activities in the kitchen and other work areas can be difficult without the proper lighting. When your countertops and stoves are covered in shadows, your kitchen becomes accident-prone, difficult to move about and just overall, unpleasant. With these tips courtesy of our lighting design experts and inspiration from Better Homes and Garden, you can master task lighting and transform your kitchen into an area that is efficient, functional – and of course, characterized by great design.

1.  Incorporate undercabinet lighting: Designed to fit in small spaces and provide accent or task lighting, these fixtures can be used under kitchen cabinets, on bookshelves, in curio cabinets, and more.

Image courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

Progress Lighting offers a variety of undercabinet options, including LED solutions that contribute to major energy savings. Featured: LED Undercabinet

2.  Use a track lighting system for a purposeful – and customizable – lighting option.

Progress Lighting's Illuma-Flex track system allows homeowners to mix and match decorative track heads and mini-pendants to cater to personal styles.

3. Add pendants above work areas such as the kitchen sink, the stove or an island. Pendants are decorative additions that are highly functional when it comes to task lighting.

Progress Lighting's fun and flirty Kiss pendants give a "kiss" of light, ideal for a variety of interior settings.

Progress Lighting's popular Archie pendant provides functional illumination - with a retro vibe.

How do you attain ideal task lighting in your kitchen?

Source: Better Homes and Gardens, Undercabinet Lighting

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