In older or outdated residential properties throughout Kelowna, the kitchen lighting and electrical circuit or wiring require replacing if they haven’t been updated recently.
Great lighting in your kitchen is imperative for an enjoyable and effective space to cook and prepare meals. Being able to see clearly when it comes to food preparation can make a huge difference in the amount of time you’re willing to spend in your kitchen and the enjoyment you derive from cooking.
Epic Electric in Kelowna has compiled a list of reasons why updating old kitchen lighting will improve your life and your home.
Bright Lights Enhance Visibility
Preparing meals in a kitchen that is well lit will make the time you spend preparing food for your family and yourself more enjoyable. It’s not uncommon for lighting to be ineffective in older kitchens and for people to find themselves preparing food in their own shadow.
Good visibility is essential in the kitchen as you need to read recipes, measure ingredients carefully, search for items in the cupboards, chop up vegetables and so forth. All these tasks can be greatly enhanced with good visibility and updated lighting.
Energy Efficient Electrical Update
Your lighting is a huge component to consider in any room. One thing to take into consideration is energy efficient light bulbs. There is a variety of energy efficient light bulbs that are ideal for your kitchen. Consider your recessed lighting. This is the lighting that provides brightness and adds to the ambiance. Then consider adding other lights that are used for specific tasks, such as cooking on the stove or cutting vegetables on the counter. Ideally, these can be turned and turned off. These different types of lighting will improve your kitchen and save on your electrical bills.
It may be costly to make the initial switch over, but your new energy-efficient light bulbs will last much longer than your old ones and use less electricity.
Proper Lighting Promotes Safety
The kitchen is often an area where your family will gather. When it’s not well-lit, it can be hazardous while you’re cooking, cleaning up or supervising the children.
Lighting such as under cupboard lighting, dimmers or a various other types of lighting that can be controlled and change the ambiance or brightness of your kitchen, will ensure your kitchen is both well lit and safe.