Kitchen lighting is really important to get right. Understanding finishes and how light will be reflected or absorbed is of most importance as demonstrated in this kitchen photo. The reflections off the metallic backsplash would cause a headache for anyone trying to prepare a meal here! Keep kitchen lighting simple, and pay special attention to task lighting. See this tip sheet for more information about kitchen lighting.
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