LAYER THE SOURCES

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“AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOUR KITCHEN IS AND FORE­MOST A AND SPACE. YOU MUST HAVE LIGHT” ~ JOE SNELL

When the kitchen is a multi-func­tional zone, as im­por­tant for din­ing as it is for food prepa­ra­tion, it’s im­por­tant to layer your light sources to cre­ate mood. “When I’m cook­ing, I want all the un­der-cab­i­net lights to come on so I can see what I’m do­ing,” says de­sign spe­cial­ist Do­minique McA­dam of Pro­vin­cial Kitchens. “And when we’re hav­ing din­ner, I want just the lights inside the glass cab­i­nets to cre­ate vis­ual ap­peal.” Prac­ti­cal down­lights, up-fac­ing wall lights, cab­i­net lights and LED strips along the kick­boards can all con­trib­ute to a beau­ti­fully il­lu­mi­nated kitchen. En­sure fit­tings are in­de­pen­dently con­trolled so you can fine-tune the mood, and po­si­tion them care­fully to avoid odd shad­ows. Ac­cent lights are a great way to high­light par­tic­u­lar de­sign fea­tures or art­work on kitchen walls.

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