Being able to see food closely when you are cooking is essential, but many kitchens are not dimly lit. If your kitchen is dimly lit, consider adding recessed lighting to your kitchen because it provides ample light to the room so you can see closely when you cook. Use the guide below to learn everything you need to know about having recessed lighting added to your kitchen.
Determine How Large You Want the Lights to Be
Recessed lighting is available in many different sizes. You want to be sure to choose a size that will not overwhelm your kitchen. It is possible to use small lights with bright bulbs to create ample lighting without having to make a lot of changes to the kitchen.
Hire an Electrician
Hire a professional electrician to install the lighting for you. Wiring will need to be done to each light and having it installed properly will decrease the chances of an electrician fire breaking out because improper wiring. The electrician will know how to properly ground, run, and install the electrical components.
Choose the Location of the Lights
The electrician will be able to help you determine where the best placement for the lights will be. You want to be sure that they are able to provide you with the light that you need when cooking, but do not create so much light in the room that it hurts your eyes when you are in the kitchen. The electrician will make marks on the ceiling where the lights are to be installed to ensure that they are mounted in the right places.
Have the Lights Installed
Once you know where the lights are going to be installed, the electrician will have to cut away at parts of the drywall on the ceiling to install the mounts of the recessed lights. The mounts will be secured to joists so that you do not have to worry about them crashing down later on down the road. Once the mounts are secured properly, the electrician will wire them and test them to ensure that everything works properly.
After the exteriors of the lights are put into place, you should not be able to tell that any work was done to the ceiling. The lights should provide you with the light that you need and give your kitchen a finished look. The entire process does not take long to accomplish and will make preparing food much easier for you.