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When it comes to the lighting in your home, the kitchen is one room that you need to pay close attention to. That’s why you should take a look at kitchen recessed lighting as a way to enhance its features. Since the kitchen is used for many purposes, such as dining, cooking, and often as a family meeting room, the lighting you use should be versatile to meet each of these needs.

Recessed lighting can serve this function in a way that doesn’t take away from the overall decor of the room. But there are some things you need to take into account before installing them.

As the name indicates, kitchen recessed lighting means that the lighting fixtures are recessed into the wall or ceiling, which makes it less obtrusive than other types of lighting, such a chandelier which hangs down from the ceiling and can take away from the beauty of the room. There are three parts to the lighting system, the housing, the trim, and the lamp.

The trim is probably the most important, because it will go a long way in determining the brightness and focus of the light that is produced. You also need to take into the account that because this type of lighting requires the use of hidden wires, there is some work involved when it comes to installation.

Some other factors to take into consideration when planning your kitchen recessed lighting are figuring out where the lights are going to go. It is a good idea to map out the placement ahead of time, taking a close look at what type of function generally takes place in each area.

This will go a long way in determining what type of lighting you need for each area. For example, for ambient lighting is good for general purpose areas and task lighting is good where more focused actions take place, such as cooking. And as a rule of thumb, you should place one recessed light for every 4 to 6 square feet of ceiling space for an even effect.

You also need to take into account the type of switches you need for your kitchen recessed lighting. A dimmer switch for the general lighting in the center of the kitchen will help you control of lighting in this area, and individual switches work well in the task areas, such as the stove, sink, and counter . . .

By Chris Xavier

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