TOM: Whether or not you’re known for your culinary creations, make sure you can see what you’re doing and do it efficiently with the right kitchen lighting. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: Kitchen lighting design is truly an art. Choosing fixture styles is a big part of the process, but first you’ve got to address the lighting zones you’ll need for everyday comfort and efficiency.
LESLIE: Task lighting is your starting point and should be installed where you’re most likely to do your food prep and cleanup. Fixtures can be wall mounted, pendant styled, or under cabinets, as long as they provide sharply focused light.
TOM: Fill lighting is the next layer, usually shed by track lighting mounted in the soffit and positioned to control shadows and set the mood.
LESLIE: Overhead lighting is the last illuminating layer, adding light for utility purposes and making your kitchen an enjoyable place to cook and entertain. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit home improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.