Lighting Trends for the Kitchen

Since the kitchen is such a busy space it needs to be bright -- here are some ways to light it up.
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Install uplights on the tops of cabinets to highlight a high ceiling.

Undercounter lighting is always a popular way to brighten countertops.

Halogen lights inside a cabinet can showcase cherished collections.

Task lighting is an important part of any kitchen design, whether it's over an island or counter. Installing a hood with built-in lights helps out when cooking at the stove.

Don't forget dimmers when planning a lighting scheme.

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The bulbs are important too. Try out these new ones that come with a special plastic coating that makes them shatterproof.

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