Home Beautiful - - DESIGN FILE -

De­cide how you use each part of your kitchen, and draw a floor plan to map it out – this will help to de­ter­mine how much light you need and where, such as your food prep and cook­ing zones. “It’s im­por­tant that task light­ing is a white light so that the colours of your in­gre­di­ents are easy to spot,” says ar­chi­tect and light­ing de­signer Joe Snell. Sharp knives and dark spa­ces are a dan­ger­ous mix, so once you’ve found the ‘cut­ting’ hotspots, you’ll know where you need task light­ing. “For benches and spe­cific spa­ces, care­fully con­sider where you’ll put the light,” says Bea­con Light­ing’s Denise Ham­mond. “You don’t want to be cast­ing a shadow ev­ery time you’re chop­ping veg­eta­bles.”

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