Easy kitchen updates…
Kitchens are increasingly being viewed as the ‘hub of the home’, a multi-functional area in which socialising can take place, as well more mundane daily tasks such as cooking and cleaning, giving them the ‘wow’ factor is something more and more people want to achieve nowadays.
With bank holidays a plenty and warmer weather (well lets hope so anyway) to enjoy, now is the perfect time to consider carrying out DIY tasks and treating your home to a bit of a lift. When it comes to sprucing up your kitchen design scheme, its all in the detail, and lighting really has the ability to dramatically change the look and feel of the space. Leaving it as an afterthought is a risky move, as lighting enables you to highlight the best features a kitchen has to offer. Best of all, a few simple updates can make all the difference!
LEDs are most certainly the future when it comes to lighting the home, so it’s worth investing in them now if you do decide to update your kitchen. Be sure to consider the individual requirements of your household and incorporate a mixture of task and mood lighting solutions to ensure the space can function to the best of its abilities. Task lighting will aid with food preparation, cooking and cleaning and should be placed beneath cabinets so that the work surface is well lit, whilst decorative mood lighting completes the kitchen, adding a sense of individuality, as well as atmosphere and ambiance to the space.
Fixtures such as LED spotlights and flexible strip lighting can be positioned so that they highlight different areas of the room; a strip light placed round a kitchen plinth, for example, will transform the feature into a focal point in its own right.
Lighting is becoming even more innovative nowadays and users can control every aspect of their kitchen lighting scheme at the touch of a button on a remote control, whether it’s the colour or brightness of the beam that’s emitted. Options like this allow the look to be customised after installation, creating a multi-functional solution that will take you from day to night.
There are LED solutions available on the market that can be quickly and easily installed under, over or within cabinets with minimum fuss, meaning it’s easy to update your kitchen; the perfect bank holiday update, I’m sure you’ll agree!
Michael Linsky is the Managing Director of Sensio UK Ltd – for more about Sensio please visit www.sensio.co.uk or call 0845 0340780