Custom Kitchen Lighting… So Many Options for Accents!
As a custom home builder we have had the opportunity to install a wide variety of accent lighting in custom kitchens. Depending on the desires of the customer, home design and home style there are many options for kitchen accent lighting. The five most popular in our experience at Woodridge Custom Builders LLC has been 1) underneath upper kitchen cabinets, 2) above upper kitchen cabinets, 3) hanging light fixtures above kitchen work areas, 4) underneath lower kitchen cabinets, and 5) jam switches.
1) Underneath the Upper Kitchen Cabinets: Often popular in custom kitchens are accent lights hidden underneath the upper kitchen cabinets, these can be hidden by the upper cabinets so that only the light itself is seen reflecting onto the kitchen counter. Fluorescent or halogen light fixtures are great for this area, with a different glow, tone, and warmth offered by each. These lights are usually designed to be powered by one or two light switches in the kitchen so that all of the under cabinet lighting is lit with the power of one switch rather than turning each one on individually. Continue reading