Layer your lighting. "In the last five years we've seen a huge change in the way that our clients look at kitchen lighting", notes Heather Moe of Design Moe Kitchen & Bath. "While function is still important, we now layer the lighting to give homeowners an extraordinary flexibility of effect. We routinely have seven levels of illumination: countertop and general lighting, under‐cabinet task lighting, over‐cabinet up lighting, accent cabinet lighting, some supporting sconce fixtures (mounted on walls or on cabinets), ceiling lighting and – to top it all off – a central accent fixture, usually something pretty and eye catching at the room's focal point".
Once I've worked with the client to pick the collage of materials for the kitchen, we lay these out to focus on paint color. The reason this phase often comes bit later is that the kitchen might be under construction and still have the old paint color on the walls. The floors may be covered in that pinkish‐red rosin paper, which can affect the look of the color on the walls.
The small choices in this kitchen include sleek appliances, noninvasive lighting, and a flat‐planel door style on the cabinets. Two more signature elements: the full‐height glass backsplash and the waterfall‐style island countertop.
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