Lighting a Kitchen
by Patrick J. Galvin
The Dark Ages signifies one period
in time for archaeologists, another for
sociologists. In 1987, the "dark ages"
too often are the hours spent by
home owners in today's kitchens with
yesterday's light fixtures.
Lighting a kitchen properly is not
difficult if it is done at the design
stage. All you need to know are what
kinds of light are needed, how much
to put in, and what wiring is
But there are several variables that
affect light in the kitchen. Dark
surfaces on cabinets, walls, and
floors, for example, can double the
amount of light needed.
The age of the home buyer is also
a factor. A person of 40 needs