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Kitchen Renovations Melbourne: Choosing the Right Lighting

Kitchen Renovations Melbourne: Choosing the Right Lighting

A well-designed lighting system is a vital ingredient for achieving a pleasant cooking and eating environment in the kitchen. As electrical fittings have to be installed well before cabinetry and appliances, decide at an early stage in your kitchen renovation Melbourne design process where in the room directional task lights or softer ambient lighting are needed. The exact position of the fittings are also important; if they are installed too far back from the wall units, you will always be standing in front of the light source and casting a shadow over the food you are preparing. Here’s a look at three types of lighting you are likely to consider for your kitchen and bathroom renovation Melbourne with GIA Renovations.

  1. Can Lights

    Low voltage can lights are discreet. Place them one meter apart and about 30 centimeters from the wall to avoid shadows. Your Kitchen renovation Melbourne contractor will help you maximize the efficiency of your can lighting.

    Advantages

    • Strong, directional light spotlights countertop
    • Recessed fitting is protected and free from dust
    • Reduced glare when viewed from a distance

    Disadvantages

    • Wall-mounted units can block the light cast
    • The angle of the light can be difficult to adjust
    • Bulbs in some fittings can be hard to remove
  2. Track Lights

    Wall and ceiling mounted tracks offer flexible lighting for your kitchen renovation Melbourne, but the lamps become hot and must be kept out of a child’s reach.

    Advantages

    • Tracks are low cost and easy to install
    • Flexible because the lamps are multidirectional
    • Track lights can be placed on walls and ceilings

    Disadvantages

    • Generate considerable heat and burn if touched
    • Exposed lamps collect dust and are hard to clean
    • Can cause eye-burn if stared at too long
  3. Wall Uplights

    Suitable for high-ceiling rooms, will cast an atmospheric light in your kitchen renovation Melbourne when placed 30 to 60 centimeters from the ceiling.

    Advantages

    • Cheap to install if you have some household voltage
    • Fills wall space in “low-demand” area near ceiling
    • Creates a different mood for kitchen eating

    Disadvantages

    • Works only as a secondary light source
    • Inappropriate for rooms with low ceilings
    • May need a high voltage lamp on a dimmer