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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.

  • 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.

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


    • Troy Adams, NKBA, CKD, ASID
      Interior Designer
      Troy Adams Design
    • Laurie Belinda Haefele, Associate A.I.A Designer
      Designer, Haefele Design
      1531 10th St., Suite E
      Santa Monica, CA 90401
      Phone: 310-429-3525
      Fax: 310-395-6644
    • Kathy Woodward
      600 N. San Fernando Blvd.
      Burbank, CA 91502
      Phone: 818-842-4532
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