One of the most important aspects to consider when we help our customers to choose new countertops is not only about what kind of granite or marble or quartzite or porcelain they love, but is also about making the kitchen surface look great for them. You and your family will spend most of your time in your kitchen, so you should feel great in it for a long time.
In our previous blog entries, we have discussed the important factors including cabinets, flooring, colors of walls and ceiling. In this article, we are focusing on lighting when it comes to the right countertop selection. Kitchens have different lighting-some are natural and some are not. Some kitchens have large windows that receive lots of natural sunlight, while others have track lighting or an overhead light, or a few recessed lights. The ceiling and its height is also an important factor in how much light the room as a whole will receive- yes, it makes a great difference! Let us guide you in figuring out which surface is right for your countertop, as well as determining whether your favorite choice will shine in the lighting of your kitchen.
Lighting Selection for High Ceiling Kitchens with a Plenty of Natural Light
If you have high ceilings that get plenty of natural light during the day and overhead lighting at night, you are among the privileged ones! You're free to do whatever you want! You just need to consider how your favorite countertop style will work with the rest of your kitchen cabinets and floors. Your lighting will do the rest. Naturally, you don't have to worry about the countertop becoming too dark with the plenty of light your kitchen receives.
Lighting Selection for High Ceiling Kitchens with a Little Amount of Natural Light
If you have high ceilings but not enough natural lighting, it is crucial to invest in a useful bright overhead lighting. For a high ceiling, a central fixture is generally sufficient enough to enlighten the space, but if your cabinets are protruding over the counter, we suggest you consider under-cabinet lighting as well.
In such situations, it is important to think about what the room would look like without the artificial lights on. Dark countertops are not advised since they can make the entire space look gloomy and even scary, and any natural patterns in the material is likely to disappear without direct lighting. Light color materials such as whites, creams, tans, or light browns are better for this type of lighting. It is also possible to choose a blue or green surface with white highlights. The highlights will prevent the dark color from disappearing if the lights are off, and the color will look beautiful when the lights are on. It is important to remember that if you choose this kind of a countertop, make sure that it is the darkest element in the space. Everything else need to have lighter colors.
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If you have any questions or need some guidance, feel free to contact our professionals at Terra Granite or visit our local store in Houston, Texas.
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