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Sep

20

Kitchen Lighting Tips

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchen Lighting Tips

Kitchen Lighting Tips

Kitchen lighting should be warm, welcoming and bright because this area can be the social hub of your home. When eating, however, it is nicer to have soft, intimate lighting over the dining area. This articles discusses different ways of achieving this.

The kitchen area is one of the most frequently used rooms in your home. And if you have a dining area within your kitchen, this makes it more so. It will be the place where you and your family, and friends, will gather together and hopefully enjoy great company and great food. In all, the kitchen can be the hub of your home. It is also the type of room that you can do wonders with if you get your home lighting properly sorted out.

If the kitchen is to serve meals then it requires flexible lighting to ensure that there is sufficient light for both dining and cooking.

And as well as having the appropriate lighting conditions for cooking, the lighting must also look sociable. Not only that, but sometimes, its nicer to have colorful, cosy, lamp lighting to create a more intimate mood when you have a group of family or friends over for dinner.

Many kitchens tend to be under-lit, with only one source of lighting for the whole room. In reality, if you think about it, there are specific areas where people spend a lot of time, for example, at the sink if washing dishes, near the hob, when cooking, etc.

Therefore, one source of light simply won’t do.

Ideally, having a long fluorescent lighting tube can help work wonders but will usually only solve the lighting needs along one end of the kitchen. This can be greatly improved by fitting at least two ceiling-mounted light fittings which are placed strategically so as to minimize problems caused by shadowing. Of course, the more of these light fittings there are, the better the quality of the light in the kitchen.

The effect of having good lighting can also be achieved by using small linear lamp fittings on the underside of wall cabinets. This has the advantage that it localizes the light to various working positions along the worktops in the kitchen and eliminates the common problem often encountered in kitchens which is of standing in one’s own light.

Further, you can avoid having a dark and dingy kitchen by using light colors throughout, for example, if the ceiling is painted a white matt color and the walls are colored a light color, this will make more of whatever lighting you have in place, by reflecting this light and spreading it more evenly around the room.

So, although getting kitchen lighting sorted out can be a tricky task, it is not impossible. Sort out the task based lighting, by fitting lights alongside cabinets and localised work areas and then concentrate on the quality of your lighting for the dining areas, perhaps by using the increasingly popular low hanging kitchen pendant lights now available in beautiful designs, colors and styles.

Sep

20

Tips For Ideal Kitchen Lighting Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Tips For Ideal Kitchen Lighting Design

Lighting in the kitchen is key, not only for it’s decorative value but also for your everyday tasks. Find out how to get great lighting that is both decorative as well as practical.

Having the ideal kitchen lighting design can have a pronounced impact on your interior decorating scheme. It is a good idea for functional reasons as well as adding great decorative value. When thinking about kitchen lighting design, there are certain elements which you ought to consider. Below are some tips on how you can add wonderful kitchen lighting.

The type of lighitng you go with is pivotal and florescent lighting in particular is a huge no-no. Flourescent lighting is very stark and not charming at all. You can compliment your kitchen lighting design purposes by making use of an alluring dome or chandelier. You might also install a chandelier over the eating section.

You might want to decide on using recessed lights in your kitchen lighting design plan. You can use them together with other methods of lighting fixtures. Recessed lighting won’t detract from your general interior decorating scheme as they are set into the ceiling . If you plan appropriately, they can supply even lighting all over the room. It is also practical to buy Pot lighting that you can move around to illuminate a chosen spot like cabinets or a certain display.

Installing your lighting in the most fitting place is another thing that is important. You would be smart to place the lighting where it will be needed the most. You will need to be sure to plan for lighting in the food prep area of the kitchen together with the dining section. Aim for even, moderate lighting but steer clear of over lighting, which could be harsh and give off more heat. It is a fantastic idea to have each light be operated from a separate dimmer switch so you are able to adjust the level of light.

Tips For Ideal Kitchen Lighting Design

For lighting above an eating bar or island, make use of pendant lights. They can be bought in several distinct lengths and designs to match any kitchen. If your island is used for food prep, this style of lighting is great as it illuminates directly down to brighten a particular area.

Since you will be chopping and preparing food in the kitchen, you also will need task lighting for those areas. Now, this can be accomplished with recessed lights, even still there are other places where task lighting should not be disregarded. Generally, undercounter lighting is practiced for these task areas. This type of lighting can kill two birds with one stone. They light up your food prep tasks. And they can also illuminate any decorations you have on your counter.

There are various kitchen lighting design options to make your home interior design really shine. Pick what you like, but be certain that the lights coordinate with your room design. Lighting should be practical but also balance your room design. There are a bunch of lights which you can pick, so have fun decorating with your own distinct lighting design.

Sep

20

Orange Kitchens

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

To continue with our series on kitchens by color, we bring you Orange kitchens today. Orange radiates fun, flamboyance and energy. Orange is considered to be an extreme colour and sometimes tend to evoke a ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’ attitude from people. Orange, like red, is also said to be appetizing. Scroll down to see orange colored kitchens from some of Europe’s top kitchen makers.

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Sep

20

Luxury Kitchen Designs from Comprex

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Take a look at these luxury kitchen designs from Italian kitchen maker Comprex. Incredibly spacious and furnished with designer furniture and decor, you immediately get the feeling that these posh kitchens are meant for a high end audience. They are unique in their layout, sophisticated in design and manufactured with meticulous attention to detail.

Luxury Kitchen Designs from Comprex

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Sep

16

Black And White Kitchen Design Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Black And White Kitchen Design Ideas

If you have decided to create a really modern kitchen then fashionable black and white theme could become an ideal solution for you. Thanks to a right combination of these colors your kitchen could seem larger than it is. You could also accentuate the most beautiful elements and make them even more attractive. Below you could see different black and white kitchen design ideas which perfectly demonstrate how amazingly could be such simple combination. Often contemporary designers choose black color to a kitchen island and pure white for wall cabinets to add elegant touch to the kitchen and to not decrease its visible size. Nowadays there are a lot of black appliances in shops, which could be unnoticeable among black cabinets. If you will choose steal appliances anyway than you should also decorate cabinet doors by steel finish and then these appliances will be in harmony with other kitchen elements. Build-in LED lights could make your kitchen even more awesome and help you to create a striking atmosphere.

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Sep

16

Contemporary Kitchen With Modular Work Island

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Contemporary Kitchen With Modular Work Island EL_01 by Elmar

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Italian manufacturer of contemporary kitchen, Elmar, has presented several attractive kitchens in its Catalog 2009. Among them there is El_01 model from El System, which stands out by many innovations from others different kitchens. This modern kitchen is characterized by awesome combination of wood and stainless steel surfaces which looks very stylish. Very slim stainless steel shelves and tops are one of its interesting features that adds a refine touch to it. The kitchen island also deserves your attention. It is modular and thanks to that it is very flexible and comfortable for cooking. This functional stainless steel element of the kitchen is decorated by original bar table with thick surface, which is made of highly water proof wood and ideal for a long use. The wooden parts of this kitchen are available in various finishes: matt or gloss lacquer in different colors and numerous natural shades of oak. More detailed description about this modern kitchen you could find on Elmar site. [oak kitchen with modular island]

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Sep

16

Modern Kitchens In Wooden Finish

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Modern Kitchens In Wooden Finish

Kitchen designers are always looking for new materials and unusual modern finishes. Although natural wooden finish is timeless and nowadays many famous kitchen producers return to that beautiful finish. They demonstrate that modern design blended with natural wooden color could help to create an amazing kitchen. Kitchens with wooden finish elements can look modern like the lacquered ones and sometimes even more modern than them. Wooden cabinets combined with black glass or black glossy lacquered surfaces looks perfect. This color matching makes a kitchen very elegant and dramatic. If you prefer more light models then white and wooden kitchens could become a well solution. These kitchens could create a comfy and calming ambience. Bellow you could see several awesome kitchen designs with different combinations of wood with other materials.

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Sep

10

Latest interior designs and Kitchen Design Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

 Latest interior designs and Kitchen Design Ideas

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The kitchen was the last part of the house to be completed when we were building our house. Designing your kitchen means thinking about style, color scheme, lighting, fixtures, flooring, backsplashes, countertops and even the furniture. One of the newest and most exciting kitchen design trends is the double island. This is a functional and attractive addition to the modern kitchen.

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Kitchen design, like decorating the rest of your home, is a matter of personal style and taste. It should be about what you find attractive and beautiful in both form and function. Modern kitchens are known for sleek clean lines and clutter-free space. White, black, and stainless steel appliances can all fit the modern kitchen style. Black appliances can appear sophisticated while stainless steel adds a modern, high-tech look.

Sep

10

New kitchen remodeling ideas to contempory or retro design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

 New kitchen remodeling ideas to contempory or retro design

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Kitchen makeovers are one of the most serious home renovations a homeowner can undertake. The kitchen needs to fit the way meals are prepared, food is stored, and how items are shelved as well as have the theme or design desired.  Good kitchen design ideas can take time to develop. You need to consider just what you are looking for in a new kitchen design that will also hopefully add to the value of your home.

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Kitchens today are still the most important room in your home, serving as the main point of activity of your family. Here are kitchen design pictures you can look at to get ideas for your kitchen renovation. The American Society of Interior Designers released REGREEN, its set of guidelines for home remodeling with a shade of green.

Sep

10

Retro red and white modern kitchen design ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

 Retro red and white modern kitchen design ideas

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Modern kitchen design with a minimalist kitchen set is a good idea for your home improvement. Kitchen decorating ideas are largely dependent on the size and shape of your kitchen. Some kitchens, such as my own, are narrow galley-style kitchens with insufficient room to swing a cat. Some styles can be overpowering in such a small kitchen but other styles look just right. The bright cherry-red cabinets set along the original wall will be the accent wall, providing the focal point for the whole kitchen. The rest of the kitchen will be black, high-gloss and will tone down the cherry-red, with the overall effect very elegant.

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