Every kitchen looks better when illuminated properly. Thankfully, you don’t have to choose between sustainable living and a brightly lit space. These eco-friendly lighting tips will cast a beautiful glow on your kitchen without using too much energy.
- Installing multiple switches allows you to illuminate just the part of the kitchen you’re currently working in. You can turn on as many or as few lights as you need at any given time.
- Dimmer switches also offer flexibility in lighting. Turn the lights down to conserve energy and set the mood when you’re dining, or up when you’re chopping veggies.
- Accent lighting adds visual interest to your kitchen and illuminates corners, so you don’t have to add as much overhead lighting. Have your accent lights on a separate switch, so you can turn them on only when they’re needed.
- Include large windows in your design. This way, you can bask in the glow of natural sunlight during the daytime. Sunshine is an unlimited resource, and its free.