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Lighting Your Kitchen

Art Wehnert

Illuminate your Kitchen

Proper kitchen lighting is the key ingredient to a functional and friendly atmosphere. Whether you prefer traditional fixtures or favor a funky and more contemporary style, it's important to understand the three main types of lighting in order to successfully highlight the best areas of your kitchen.

Ambient Lighting

This is often referred to as main lighting because it describes the overall illumination of the room. While some kitchens rely on a single overhead light, such as a chandelier, other kitchens feature a series of pendant lights that are both functional and decorative.

Hanging pendant fixtures over an island, table or sink will distribute light throughout the room and facilitate easy food preparation and cooking. Use the dimensions of the kitchen as a reference point when selecting the size and length of pendant lights.

Task Lighting

Task lighting is a vital component and should remain a priority when making upgrades. These lights can be found under cabinets, in drawers, in the pantry and anywhere else where they might help you complete a task. Add lights under cabinets for times when you wish to have light on the countertops without turning everything on. Place lights in drawers to make it easier to find hard-to-reach utensils.

Accent Lighting

The purpose of accent lighting is to emphasize the details of the kitchen - art, china, glassware, tile backsplash - that you wish to draw attention to. This can be done with accent lights that will emphasize an item or with small cabinet lights that will show off pieces on display.


2014 An Exciting Year for Remodeling

Art Wehnert

As the tax return time approaches consider investing some of the return money in your home by remodeling. It might be a kitchen update, new useful space in the basement, or the bathroom of your dreams. Investing in your home as the economy climbs, and your homes value increases is a great thing today.

Possibly adding new space for family expansion with new little ones will give you more comfort in your home, and we all need comfort and security. We provide the design through completion for additions and structural changes.

As we look forward to the winter's end another good idea is to review your homes wear from the elements. It's been a harder winter than we've had for several years and maintenance is something to address in the near future. Taking care of the exterior with caulking, painting, and siding repairs as soon as possible will help avoid major replacement costs in the future.

If we can be of assistance by assessing your needs, and consulting with you, please let us know by giving us a call at 630-546-3932 or email us your inquiry on the contact us page.

Have as great 2014 from the Country Construction Team!

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