A bright tile backsplash pops against bright light fixtures
Jessie Walker

Spotlight on Fixtures

A primary consideration when choosing a fixture is how it directs light: narrow and focused (for task or accent lighting), in a broad spread (for general or decorative lighting), or somewhere in between.

Determine what you need in your kitchen and match those requirements to fixture beam patterns. Consider, too, how easy it is to clean a fixture and to replace bulbs. Another factor: everyone sees light differently. Take advantage of working displays at lighting showrooms to learn which fixtures and bulbs look right to you.

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