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4 Types of Decorative Kitchen Task Lighting

Posted by Amanda Morehart on Tue, May 25, 2021

Functional kitchens require a fair amount of lighting. Light directed toward food prep, cooking, eating, and cleaning areas provide for a safer environment. Task lighting can be achieved in a variety of ways, but in some instances, a decorative light fixture can do the trick. Here are the 4 types of decorative fixtures you may want to consider adding to your kitchen's lighting scheme.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens, Lighting

Selecting Lights & Mirrors for Your Bathroom Vanity

Posted by Jodi Smith on Tue, Mar 23, 2021

The lighting and mirrors you select for your bathroom vanity are integral to the success of the design. These features are necessary components for functionality, but with so many options available, it can be easy to select mirrors and vanity lighting that falls short. Taking the time to review a few key considerations will ensure that when it come time to select these items, you're on the right track. Here are our suggestions for what to consider.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Lighting

6 Types of Light Fixtures for the Kitchen

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Mon, Sep 7, 2020

Proper illumination is important in a kitchen to enable you to work efficiently and safely when you are cooking, eating or entertaining. Kitchen lighting should be planned by design. To create versatile lighting in the kitchen, it's important to include more than one type of fixture. Different types of lighting allows you to layer light in different configurations depending on your needs. For example, soft warm light from a pendant is great for the morning before coffee, while focused white task lights over the sink are ideal for when it's time to do the dishes. Luckily there are six types of light fixtures that can be mixed and matched in the kitchen to provide plenty of options for all your needs.

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Topics: Kitchens, Lighting

7 Design Considerations for Basement Kitchens

Posted by Laura Webster on Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Have you ever wished for a second kitchen to store items you use for entertaining along with extra appliances and a sink for preparing food? If you’re planning a basement remodel, you may find the extra space you need.  When designing a lower level living space, think of a basement kitchen, kitchenette or bar area the same way you would if you were remodeling the primary kitchen of a home. Here are seven design considerations for creating an attractive and functional second kitchen in your home.

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Topics: Lower Level, Kitchens, Lighting, Countertops

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