Light Your Home, Lift Your Mood
Proper lighting has the power to liven up your home, and your spirits. Learn which lighting option works best in which rooms.
Your Kitchen, Illuminated
The kitchen is one of the best places to use lighting in layers. You might have a ceiling or pendant light over an island for ambient light, recessed lights in front of the upper cabinets to illuminate your work surfaces, and under-cabinet lighting to fill in shadows on the countertops.
Lighting tips: Position the recessed lights so they illuminate the counter in front of you -- if they’re behind you, they’ll cast a shadow over your work.
Bear in mind that glare can be a problem with marble and other highly reflective countertops.