Whether you are fortunate to have a large sprawling kitchen that has plenty of options for lighting, or your kitchen seems too dark to feel comfortable, you may want to consider letting in some natural light.
Natural light can come from an adjacent window, overhead skylight, or even from adjacent rooms that are open to the kitchen. It helps you see your food and preparation better and it makes you feel wonderful as you cook in your kitchen. Here are more ideas to bring in more illumination to your dark kitchen.
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For many homes, especially ones that are older, dark kitchens are a common occurrence. While you may think you are stuck with the problem, but architectural upgrades such as skylights, atrium, and conservatory windows above your kitchen could be a viable option. Meet with an architect or a roofer and structural designer to see what options you have.
Another idea is to install solar tubes that reflect light from your roof, through a tube and into your kitchen. Especially helpful in homes that want to save money or your kitchen has an attic or another floor above the kitchen.
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