Kitchen and Bath Lighting

Kitchen and bath lighting represents the two most important rooms of any home. The tasks completed in each of these rooms require specific lighting configurations and technology to maximize performance. This section delves into the different types of lighting for each room as well as the newest fixtures and features.

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With open plan living, dining rooms need to learn how to join in. Photo by Dennis Anderson.

How to Light an Open Concept Dining Room

Rethinking How We Light Dining Rooms When I was growing up, the dining room was reserved strictly for company. As a family, we always ate in the kitchen. We rarely ventured into the dining room — it…
Aura pendants hanging in urban kitchen and above dining room table, pendants from Kichler Lighting
The products that homeowners are spending the most on in their kitchens and bathrooms pay surprise you. (Photo: Aura pendants from Kichler Lighting)

What Products Homeowners Want in Their Kitchens and Baths

Want to know what kitchen and bath products homeowners want? The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) latest research crunches the numbers from 2016, the most recent data available, to find…
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Miss KBIS this year? We've got you covered.

The Death of Farmhouse and Other Trends I Saw at KBIS

There is a lot for kitchen and bath designers to see and learn at Lightovation, so if you chose it over this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), I don’t blame you. Still, I went to KBIS,…
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This collection of Fiestaware is best illuminated from the front because it is solid. Photo by Randall Whitehead.

Shelf Awareness

Q. What is the best way to light shelving? A. First off, you have to think about how translucent or opaque the objects are that you’re trying to illuminate. Solid items, like chinaware and books,…
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Photo: Richard Quindry

Last Look With Sue Thomson

A designer with interior decorating in her blood, Sue Thomson, Certified Interior Decorator (C.I.D.) and owner of Decorating Den Interiors in Naples, FL, started her career designing kitchens,…
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Quoizel Bracer Bath Bar

Bracer Bath Bar

Part of Quoizel's Platinum collection, the Bracer bath bar has a seeded acrylic cylinder with an integrated LED light. Measures 18 inches wide.
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(Photo: Eurofase)

Fine Dining: Pendants

These new pendants pull double duty, dressing up kitchens and eating areas while providing functional light.    Haley combines the best of modern and industrial design. This pendant from Hudson…
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Dainolite LED Vanity Light

LED Vanity Light

Measuring 27 inches long by six inches wide, the LED vanity light from Dainolite looks sleek in its Polished Chrome finish. The LED bulbs make it an energy efficient lighting option for the bathroom…
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Craftmade Piltz Vanity Light

Piltz Vanity Light

Finished in Satin Brass, the Piltz vanity light from Craftmade's Piltz collection fits three candelabra bulbs under a clear glass shade.
Quoizel Meridian Vanity Light
Quoizel Meridian Vanity Light

Meridian Vanity Light

A perfect blend of fashionable style, Quoizel's Meridian vanity light consists of clear glass cut to appear like roughly chopped ice. The sleek polished chrome finish completes the look.