Posts Tagged: kitchen lighting

Trend Alert: Layered Lighting

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One of today’s most popular lighting trends revolves around a layered lighting approach. Different fixtures provide different types of light, and just the right combination beautifully and efficiently illuminates a home. While recessed fixtures provide ambient light, chandeliers and pendants are ideal for task lighting applications. Accent lighting above or below cabinets creates interest and [...]

Back to Basics: Kitchen Pendant Lighting

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With both functional and aesthetic benefits, pendant lighting is an easy way to beautifully illuminate your kitchen setting. Available in a plethora of shapes, sizes and styles, this versatile fixture offers endless design options and provides all-purpose illumination, task lighting and accent lighting. Pendant Lighting Does It All All-purpose illumination: Space pendants throughout the room [...]

The Perfect Recipe for Kitchen Lighting

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According to the American Lighting Association, today’s kitchen is the center of family activity and the modern home’s busiest room. It is often used as a work area, dining space or a gathering place for family and friends. When it comes to lighting, requirements depend on the size and complexity of the kitchen space. General kitchen [...]

Monday Giveaway: Decorative Pendants

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It’s that time again! We’re brightening your Monday with a special giveaway. Here’s your chance to win three decorative pendants from Progress Lighting – a great solution for illuminating kitchen workspaces. We’ll select one person who comments on the fixture on our Facebook page to win a set of three! See Official Rules below for more information. Progress [...]

Lighting by room: Kitchen

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In our new “Lighting by room” blog series, we borrow ideas and tips from the most recent issue of Better Homes & Gardens’ Lighting magazine – while offering suggestions for lighting fixtures from our own collections. Enjoy! The kitchen is one of the most important spaces to properly illuminate because it is often the busiest [...]

High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Kitchen

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Because it caters to so many different activities, kitchen lighting tends to be more complex than other rooms of the home. Lighting is needed for food preparation, family gatherings or finishing homework, which often requires ambient lighting to also serve as task lighting. Key areas that need to be properly lit are the counters, including [...]

Trend Watch: The Return of Luxury

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Studies indicate that homeowners are planning remodeling projects on a greater scale for the first time in years. RemodelOrMove.com distributes an annual survey to 5,000 homeowners (with an average home value of $100,000) who are actively planning to remodel, but have yet to start their project. This year the survey indicated that the vast majority [...]

What do you want to do at your kitchen island?

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Kitchens are the gathering spots of today’s home – and islands are stylish workspaces that help make these areas efficient and inviting. So, what do you want to do at your kitchen island? Knowing the goal of this space will help you design the perfect station. Cook. An island meant for cooking includes appliances such [...]

Hidden gems: Undercabinet lighting

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Did you know that, while often overlooked, undercabinet lighting is a critical source of task lighting in any kitchen? In particular, energy efficient LEDs are a growing option for undercabinet lighting. They contain no mercury, give off less heat than alternative sources and many are dimmable. Considering adding undercabinet lighting to your kitchen? Keep the following [...]