Lighten Up Southern MN!

The latest lighting trends by fixture manufacturers offer options from every price point as well as have the capability to work remotely from a tablet or smart phone.  Just as important to consumers is the importance of energy efficiency.  The manufacturers have expanded their lines in LED and CFL options.

Decorative pendants remain the fixture of choice over islands and peninsulas.  People are choosing to make their islands larger for added work and seating space; as well as giving more room for appliance options and storage.  Pendants can provide style and task lighting for the many functions that islands can provide.  Decorative pendants are actually growing in size!   It is not uncommon for them to be up to 20 inches wide.  Homeowners are now choosing to use up to 3 over their island or peninsula space.

Other trends are the use of many different metals such as iron, copper, and bronze.  Wood is still very popular as well; homeowners are often mixing and matching these different colors and textures in the same space both making a statement and adding interest.

Nora lighting offers new trends in accent and task lighting.  First we have their white-band tape light for contemporary looks, and new side-lit tape light which shines to the side producing a warm glow and finally a CRI 90+ option for more natural color renditions.

Whatever lighting you choose for your kitchen here are a few lighting tips to consider.  Kitchen lighting design should include several things; ambient (soft)lighting, accent light (on objects), task (on work stations), and decorative piece lighting.  The combination of all of these things will provide a inviting and functional work space for you, your family,  and your friends to enjoy.

Call us today to see how we can help you design and build your new kitchen space.


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