Nov 1, 2009
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Choosing Lighting For Your Kitchen Remodel

Each year, millions of homeowners under take remolding their kitchen. Are you thinking of becoming one of them? One of the things that you may be considering is the lighting, it doesn’t matter if you are going to redo the entire room, or just freshen it up a bit. You will find the difference in lighting may change the whole atmosphere of the room. This is one of the main reasons that when homeowners will make sure that the lighting fixtures one of the main changes.

When you go shopping for your new light fixtures for the kitchen, you may find that you have far more choices than you had realized, especially if you haven’t shopped in a while, or if this will be your first time. The fixtures, as well as the lights themselves come in so many different styles, shapes, sizes and colors; you will have to have an idea of what you want so you can narrow down your choices before you get to the store. If you decide to just go shopping with a clear picture of what you are after, you may have a very difficult making up your mind at all.
It will be very important for you to do some preliminary brainstorming. What shape you want the fixture to be? Do you want a chandelier style lamp or a single spot light? Do you want to add a ceiling fan to the area or simply add new covers to the lights? Every decision you make on the lighting for your kitchen remodeling project will have an effect on the room as it affects the over all feel of the kitchen as well as the atmosphere and feeling. That is why making your decisions before you go shopping to make sure you get just the right one for your room.

Ceiling lights are one of the more popular lighting types for the kitchen. These, as the name suggests, are light that are mounted right to the ceiling. Even though they are usually regarded as the most traditional types of lighting fixtures, they do not half to look traditional. You will find a multitude of ceiling lighting fixtures on line and at your local retailers. You will be able to find fixtures to fit your kitchen remodeling budget and ideas. With a little shopping, you will find what you are looking for at the price you want to pay. These types of lights are usually the most affordable of the fixtures and may be the best choice if your budget is tight.

Hanging kitchen lights are another popular choice for your kitchen. There are two main types of hanging lights, they are chandeliers and pedants. Where the chandelier style usually has several lights gathered together from a single main stem, the pendent type of lighting is a single light. If you are looking at one of these types of lights for your kitchen remodel, you will find they are sometimes referred to as mini lights. This is due to the fact that larger lights are too big to use in most standard kitchens and are reserved for larger areas of the home such as dinning room or living room.

Under cabinet lights have become increasingly popular over the last few years. They are great for just a bit of added light for making a midnight snack or for reading a cook book. This is a great idea if you are planning on replacing the cabinets as some of the newer models will have the lights already installed and ready to go.

As you can see, this is just a sampling of a couple types of lighting fixtures you can get for your kitchen remodeling project. There are literally hundreds of options. Even after you decide on a type of light, you then have to decide on style and color as well as shapes and designs.

You may want to do your preliminary shopping on line to save you time going from store to store. Having some idea of what you want will go a long way.

Lee Dobbins writes for where you can get more kitchen decorating tips.

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