State of the art kitchen lighting features multiple layers of light that combine in ways that hold the entire aesthetic of the kitchen together. This requires that our team possess unusual levels of awareness in the areas of kitchen design, cabinet design, interior decorating, and luxury home architecture. Armed with this knowledge, they are able to create some of the most beautiful, and functional, kitchen lighting plans you can imagine.
Bringing the aesthetic together into a unified lighting plan is the first order of business. A luxury home kitchen is often the most preeminent room in the home. Its beauty is the result of meticulous design, craftsmanship, and superior materials. State of the art kitchen lighting must showcase the major highlights of the room appropriately in a manner that unifies the kitchen interior into a singular aesthetic.
This often requires us to use very specialized lighting fixtures, and to install them in very creative ways so as to emphasize the room rather than the technology used to illuminate it. Home lighting systems in the kitchen is an absolute must because so many different activities take place there that light level intensity must be adjustable to accommodate every occasion.
For those of you who are familiar with cooking, you know how fundamental task lighting is to any work you do as a chef. You cannot have the distraction of shadows or reflective glare when you are working with cutlery. Many dishes, also, require a visual inspection of the food prior to serving. Light fixtures that are capable of superior color rendering are necessary to making certain that the meal comes out just as intended.
Due to the highly custom nature of home kitchen lighting plans, we hesitate to classify a particular type of lighting fixture, or even lighting source, as the “best task light”, so to speak, for state of the art kitchen lighting.
Sometimes the best source of task lighting for chefs comes in the form of a pendant that hangs above a kitchen island. In other luxury homes, special under cabinet lights illuminate countertops with such a superb, glare free luminance that most, if not all, food preparation can be done here.
General room lighting is often provided by recessed lighting fixtures installed in the ceiling. These lights can be adjusted up or down, depending on how much illumination the person working in the kitchen needs for safe, comfortable work.
Moving around in the kitchen can sometimes be fast, furious, and unconscious as dinner time approaches, or the party gets underway. Making the experience as pleasant as possible for the homeowner requires that state of the art kitchen lighting be shadow free and unencumbered by uncomfortable amounts of glare.
Low voltage reccessed accent lighting and decorative illumination are also important aspects of kitchen lighting design. Ceiling coves, cabinet interiors, and any noticeable architectural motifs must be emphasized sufficiently to showcase them to visiting guests.
We strongly recommend that state of the art kitchen lighting be integrated into a whole house lighting and climate control system. This integration allows homeowners to adjust layers of light, along with individual kitchen lighting fixtures, with the push of a button for lighting cocktail parties. When the system is tied to a whole house control interface, lights in the kitchen can also be remotely raised and lowered at will from any location inside the home.
This is a great way to move guests toward the kitchen simply by lowering the light in the living room and raising it in the kitchen and dining room when it is time for dinner to be served.
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