Published at Tuesday, 12 December 2017. Islands. By Ancil Verdier.
When choosing a light for your kitchen take your time and find a light that will fit the space that your are trying to light. You don‘t want to have a light that is to over powering. But at the same time you don‘t want a light that is undersized. One key design factor with lighting is that you want it to be noticed but you don‘t want it to be the total focal point of your kitchen.
Maximize natural light by having windows and skylights, and keep kitchen wall surfaces light in color to reflect daylight. Custom kitchen islands work great by using pendant or recessed fixtures to direct light onto the kitchen island and other work areas. Electrical codes will likely require that electrical outlets be located on the sides of fixed kitchen islands, not on the top, to prevent electrical shock.
These tips are great to consider when designing a kitchen island, but it is always OK to stray away from these tips in order to create a personalized piece for your space. Consider your type of lifestyle and the goals for your kitchen space then go from there! It is important to consider the costs you are willing to spend on this new kitchen addition, as well as creating a cohesive and functional design. Most importantly, have fun when designing this new piece and you won‘t go wrong.
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