The kitchen is one of the first rooms a potential homebuyer will check out if they are viewing a home for sale. An attractive, functional and upgraded kitchen is a major selling factor and lighting plays a major role in this. Old lighting like flickering fluorescent-tube fixtures or the old-fashioned ‘sunshine’ light fixtures that cover the entire ceiling of the kitchen is a major turn off to buyers. They can date a kitchen in a bad way.
In the same way, having bad lighting in a kitchen can reduce its functionality. If areas of workspace, like the kitchen sink or counter, are poorly lit it makes tasks like preparing meals and cleaning up difficult. No one likes to work in the dark.
Modern ways to light up your kitchen.
If you’re doing a few upgrades to try to sell your home, consider replacing the old lighting in the kitchen and contact electricians to install new modern light fixtures if necessary. The three main types of lighting in the kitchen include:
Ambient lighting: This is the general light in the kitchen. It allows you to work in most spaces in the kitchen but doesn’t focus on any particular area.
Task lighting: This would be the lighting above your main counter or at the sink. It can also be the lighting in your pantry or closets. It makes using the kitchen a lot easier.
Accent lighting: This type of lighting allows you to add a little style to the space. You can use accent lighting under the cabinets to make your beautiful tile backsplash sparkle or have it shining on your favourite décor items to add an aesthetic touch.
Choosing and installing the right light fixtures.
Knowing what kind of light fixtures to purchase and install can be a challenge. You can learn how to choose the right lighting for each room by visiting a local lighting showroom. They will likely have designers on staff that can show you good examples of ambient, task and accent light fixtures that will go well in your kitchen.
Consulting with an electrician is also a great resource for choosing lighting. They work with light fixtures daily and can give you some expert tips on what types of lighting will work best for your space. They can also provide a professional installation which will ensure your new light fixtures are installed properly, securely and safely. Read more articles about electricians.