When people think of remodeling their home they often focus on the kitchen and the bathrooms. There is a good reason for this they are two of the most highly used rooms in your home. We won't get into why the bathroom is so widely used but the kitchen has multiple jobs. The first job is the most relevant job and that is for cooking and eating. But many people over look all the other main tasks of the kitchen. Such as a study area for your kids to do their home work. Reading the morning paper or a book at the kitchen table.
These are just a few of the task that we perform every day. That is why when you remodel your kitchen you should really think about your kitchen lighting design. It is more import than you may think and it has many different roles. There are two basic types of lighting in the kitchen. The first is general or ambient lighting. The second is task lighting and they are both very different on how they are used.
When you start with your general kitchen lighting you will most like look at recessed can fixtures or fluorescent fixtures. These are both a great solution for your overall needs. They are both available in energy efficient versions and have a wide spectrum of lighting possibilities. But these types of fixtures can be a tad boring and do not add to your overall design and theme of your kitchen.