This is part I of a 3-part article series discussing how to illuminate your living room the right way
Improving one’s kitchen lighting, or any kind of lighting in the household for that matter is often viewed as an expensive undertaking. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. For the kitchen, you can concentrate on making these upgrades:
- Better bulbs like LEDs
- Recessed lights
- Undercabinet lighting
- Track lighting
Install Track Lighting Having one fixture in the middle of the ceiling is a good way of providing enough light to clean and make your way around the kitchen. However, it does a poor job of illuminating nooks and crannies like corner fixtures and the inside of cabinets when opened. Replacing your central light fixture with a track lighting system—usually coming in X-, L-, and T-shaped configurations—allows you to cast the light of multiple bulbs across specific directions, the better to aid in certain tasks or to serve as general or mood lights. Many track lighting systems can even accommodate pendant lights.