Kitchen Lighting Tips for Older Homeowners



The eye’s lighting requirements normally change as one grows older, most so into the old age. The reason many people need to use glasses in their old age is the fact that their eyes can no longer focus on objects or items that are closer to them.  In order for an old person to see clearly, they need more light. This is due to the fact that their eye lens transmit less light as they are less flexible, more yellow and even denser than they were before. The way these people perceive color is also completely altered as they look muddy and muted. Due to glare, color contrast is also needed by the eyes in order to see well. Apart from enabling the aged to see properly, the position of light, intensity as well as the temperature of color will also enhance the general appearance of the home; this in turn uplifts the well being of the family.

Kitchen Lighting Tips for Older Homeowners

Lighting is an important aspect of homes not just for aesthetics but also functionality. For a brighter ceiling without glare, one should consider using up lighting; this works as ceilings reflect away light to lighten the space where it is used. An LED light source or even T5 fluorescent lighting solutions can be used to achieve this. Natural light can be let in through windows or even skylights to complement this. This beautiful home makes use of up lighting in the dining area just right above the table.

Kitchen Lighting Tips for Older Homeowners

In order to eliminate glare and flares in interior spaces, matte finishes should be incorporated into the interior spaces. Lights can also be fixed on top of cabinets for instance, kitchen cabinets, that do not touch ceilings. Countertops can also be used to reduce glare and reflection of light. Honed marble as well as concrete or soapstone countertops are perfect for accomplishing this. General or down lighting  inclusive of pot lights is also perfect for illuminating interior spaces. Task lighting such as under cabinet lighting and visual cuing is also essential.

Kitchen Lighting Tips for Older Homeowners

In addition to up and down lighting, all around lighting that makes use of natural and general lighting can also be incorporated into an interior space. This kind of lighting ensures that homes are well lit even during the day with all dark areas being illuminated.

Kitchen Lighting Tips for Older Homeowners

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