Plan Recessed Lighting For Your Kitchen
Recessed lighting is installed in the ceiling so that it looks like it is a part of the ceiling. When creating a lighting plan for the kitchen, every nook and corner of the space has to be taken into consideration. Recessed lighting may be most effective over counter tops, appliances and sink areas. To chalk out a good lighting plan, one should start by measuring the kitchen using a graph paper. Set proper scales on the graph paper showing the length and breadth of the area. Then sketch in the furniture arrangement and any wall-mounted stuff that you would like to illuminate. Once you have drawn a proper sketch of the recessed lighting, take it to a lighting showroom to buy appropriate equipment. Make sure you choose a good showroom where you can get help to choose the right combination of recessed light housings, trims and lamps and help decide on the ideal locations on the ceiling. If you do not feel the need for expert advice on your design, you may buy the lights from any departmental store.
Another important thing that you should consider before installing recessed lighting in your kitchen is how the natural light is going to affect your planning. The weather conditions that prevail in your area should also be considered carefully to choose the right kind of recessed lights. Last, but not the least, make it a point that you obtain an electrical permit from your local building department and have the work inspected after you have installed the lighting.