When creating your dream kitchen or bathroom, lighting may be the last thing on your mind. But design elements can be lost with harsh and unflattering lighting options, which are commonly placed in our homes with little second thought.
Integrated lighting is an ideal way to transform your whole space into a look and feel that is not only functional, but also incredibly stylish and modern. To give you some inspiration on what it can do for a space, we’ve shared our favourite integrated lighting options and some tips on how to implement them in your kitchen or bathroom…
Escaping everyday stresses for a relaxing bath and some self care can be made perfect with the correct lighting. A spa-like atmosphere has become a popular bathroom aesthetic and can easily be achieved through an integrated lighting system, making your bathroom experience as calming as possible.
Ambient back lit mirrors, under unit lighting and dimmed flooring lights are all great options for bathrooms to create a relaxing look and feel. Pairing these with a task light gives you the option to swap between soothing and functional lighting, completely transforming your bathroom at the flick of a switch.
Tip - Making sure bathroom lights are discussed and fitted by a professional is vital in ensuring safety and avoiding any splash based risks. At North East Interiors, our expert designers can help you choose the right lighting that will be both safe and stylish.
Layering kitchen lighting
As the hub of any family home, the kitchen is a versatile space with many functions, from cooking and cleaning to entertaining guests and dining together as a family.
With so many uses for this space, it’s important to have different lighting options to suit each function. Having enough lighting in specific areas of the kitchen is very important for cooking and preparing meals, but isn’t always possible when natural lighting is limited. However, you might also want to create a relaxing ambience for dining and entertaining guests.
Integrated lighting is an ideal option as it can be used for both brightening and dimming effects, giving you the versatility to change the entire mood of the room depending on how you want to use it. You can layer your lighting options with back lit countertops and units to make this area brighter, while leaving the dining area more dimly lit for a relaxed and intimate setting.
Tip - Identify what the different areas of your kitchen will be used for, then decide on the look and feel you want to achieve in each section.
Accentuate the room’s best features
Integrated lighting isn’t only to compensate for poor natural lighting, it can also be a clever tool to make certain elements of your kitchen and bathroom look more luxurious.
No matter what your chosen style is, integrated lighting can help draw the eye to certain features of your kitchen or bathroom. This allows you to hide any flaws in architecture, such as the limited size of the room, and accentuate the best elements your space has to offer.
With integrated lighting you can highlight your favourite items or features in the space, spotlight works of art or glass cabinets, and make units even more eye-catching.
Tip - Accentuate a beautiful backsplash or tile details with soft under unit lighting.
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