There are many ways to brighten up and beautify homes, and designing cove lighting in their kitchens is one of the easiest and most effective methods. It’s no secret that aesthetic illumination can transform the way a space looks, and it’s no secret that the kitchen is one of the best places to make a mark. It makes sense, then, to consider the home’s heart as a natural spot for installing fixtures, and an experienced fixture manufacturer and installer can execute such a project to any specifications a homeowner may have.
What kind of visual impact can an expert provide when designing cove lighting in kitchens?
Phantom’s LED strip fixtures are extremely compact, so they can be fitted into most tight spaces. This includes on top of valences, cabinets, coffers and soffits. They can be slotted into certain types of molding and can even be installed behind furniture or some appliances. In rooms where there is no obvious spot for concealment, an installer can quickly set up molding or other types of concealing surfaces to create an appropriate installation area.
In general, when designing cove lighting in kitchens, the best place to put the fixtures is near the ceiling. However, some homeowners also choose to have strips installed under cabinets and above countertop surfaces. This is known as task illumination, and provides an extra wash of illumination to aid in things like food preparation and cleaning, as well as adding a decorative layer of color in the space. When installed near the ceiling, the strips are concealed from direct view, and only the soft illumination itself is visible. When metered correctly, the illumination feathers out along the ceiling and down the walls, creating an even, glow-like effect that fills the space without pulling too much attention. Like other aesthetic additions, strip fixtures add a decorative touch to the space and are designed to complement what is in the room, not take it over.
Phantom’s strip fixtures can be customized to fit nearly any setting or color scheme. This includes configuring the fixtures so they emit a certain color of illumination. For example, in rooms where the cabinetry is made with natural wood tones, a set of warm fixtures will work best, while rooms that are filled with metal fixtures and appliances are best paired with cooler fixtures. The color of floral arrangements, the flooring, and the backsplash should also be taken into account when configuring the fixtures’ color.
Another standard addition to Phantom’s strip fixtures are dimmer controls, as they allow a homeowner to set the output level. It’s not always preferable to have the system emit at full intensity, especially at night. By turning down the fixtures when necessary, a homeowner can save power while creating the atmosphere they want at the time.
Designing cove lighting in kitchens is like most other kinds of visual design. It takes a creative eye to execute properly, but can produce a major aesthetic boost when done right.