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How To Install Tape Lighting: Affordable, DIY Friendly Mood Lights

Upgrading your home’s lighting is almost always a job for a professional. Whether you’re changing out an existing fixture or looking to add new ones, anything more involved than plugging in an lap requires know-how (or even licensing) that most DIYers simply don’t have. The exception? Tape lighting. These adhesive-backed LED strips are dead simple […]

Undercabinet Lighting: The Best DIY Lighting Project For Your Kitchen

Installing a new tile backsplash is a popular go-to DIY project for updating and boosting the value of your kitchen. But for maximum impact, you shouldn’t call it quits once you’ve finished installing the tile. Adding equally DIY-friendly undercabinet lighting will put your new backsplash in the best possible light (literally), and give your kitchen […]

Best Kitchen Nightlights: Keeping Your Kitchen Open After Dark

I’ve talked a lot in the past about strategies for layering and improving your kitchen lighting. Good all-over lighting is the foundation of good design, and (literally) puts your home in its best light. But what about when you need to use your kitchen after-hours? Late at night or early in the morning, the last […]

Clean Up Your Kitchen Visually with These 5 Life Hacks

Like we’ve gone over before, actually saving space in your kitchen through efficient storage isn’t the same thing as making it look that way. You can strip the room down to its bare essentials for a minimalist design, but most people like having stuff and actually using it. Instead, you can balance the colors, lighting, […]

Task Lighting to Take Your Kitchen from Plain to Professional

I don’t have to tell you how important it is to be able to see in your kitchen. Even if your kitchen is only windows on the top of a hill with perfect sun viewing throughout the day, you need at least one light to be able to have an early breakfast or a late […]

Add A Little Color to Your Kitchen with Decorative Pendant Lights

The best way to bring a room together is with a clever use of color. But experimenting with color in a kitchen can be a challenge, because a big portion of your space is taken up by necessary appliances that come in boring black, white, or metallic finishes. You can add color despite this limitation through […]

Layered Kitchen Lighting: How Doubling Down On Your Lighting Fixtures Can Make A Big Difference

The difference between a kitchen that looks good and a kitchen that looks great isn’t how you decorate the space, it’s how you light it. Even the best designed kitchens feel lackluster with inadequate lighting. But a few stylish, well-placed lights can make even an ordinary kitchen come alive. And, of course, good lighting plays […]

Chic Restaurant Style Lighting For Your Kitchen Island Or Home Bar

In recent years, the role kitchens play in the home has changed fairly dramatically. Of course, kitchens are still used primarily for cooking, but they’ve also become the social, familial, and entertainment hubs of the home. Rather than having a separate kitchen and dining room, modern kitchens are designed with an open floor plan, with […]

Restaurant Style Lights: Pendant Lights For A Better Kitchen Island Bar

Adding bar style seating to a kitchen island is a great way to create a relaxed, casual gathering space. While traditional dining rooms keep guests out of the kitchen and away from the food prep, a kitchen island bar is great for getting everyone involved and making sure you don’t exclude your cook from the […]

Using Lighting Fixtures To Add Definition To A Large, Open Kitchen

In a large kitchen, it’s important to have multiple sources of light, not just to ensure that the whole kitchen is illuminated, but also to help define different areas of the kitchen. A wide open space can feel very welcoming, but if you aren’t careful, it can also feel oversized or even overwhelming. Choosing the […]