Kitchen. Thursday , November 30th , 2017 - 02:56:26 AM
7. Maximize natural light by having windows and skylights, and keep kitchen wall surfaces light in color to reflect daylight. Custom kitchen islands work great by using pendant or recessed fixtures to direct light onto the kitchen island and other work areas. Electrical codes will likely require that electrical outlets be located on the sides of fixed kitchen islands, not on the top, to prevent electrical shock.
Your kitchen has specific dimensions, and you cannot change these. The same is true of standard furniture units, such as floor and wall cabinets, pantry units and also islands containing storage and butcher‘s blocks. The trouble is that when homes are built the standard furniture dimensions are never taken into account, and once fitted, standard units are generally an inch or two long or short.
Accessorise: Do not forget the accessories. Whether you choose artwork or prints for the walls, or funky utensils to place in and around the kitchen, thinking about accessories is crucial for the overall look and feel of the kitchen. Using colours or shapes, you can make the kitchen feel very dramatic, or soft depending upon the look you are after. You will also want to consider what type of lighting you need. You can choose from so many different lights, bulbs and so on. Look at how much natural light your kitchen area gets. If it is very dark or alternatively gets a lot of sun light, then the lighting installed will need to be adjusted accordingly.
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