Good Kitchen Lighting
Good lighting is crucial in the kitchen, our expert says, and it doesn't have to be expensive.
The pendant fixture in the center of this kitchen teams up with four additional drop fixtures that are visually tied into the coffered ceiling detail. Recessed adjustable fixtures provide cross illumination for the island and countertops.
Randall, how important is lighting to a kitchen design?
The kitchen is the heart of the home and now the center for casual entertaining. Good lighting draws people into it like the glow of a roaring fire—or a freshly shaken martini. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but you’d be surprised at how expensive bad lighting can be. This applies to all rooms.
Randall Whitehead lighting designer
Randall Whitehead, IALD

Randall Whitehead, IALD, is a professional lighting designer and author. His books include "Residential Lighting, A Practical Guide." Whitehead has worked on projects worldwide, appeared on the Discovery Channel, HGTV and CNN, and he is regular guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio. Visit his website for more information on books, upcoming seminars and the latest lighting trends.

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