Looking forward to setting up my in home bakery. I am currently just hobby baking and have alot of work to do in the next year. The room is very functional now with 3 bay sink, oven, refrigerator, oven, dry storage area, two six foot stainless steel work surfaces, glass desk for gum paste work, wooden desk for computer, two 3X6, 5 selves cooling racks, My dear husband is willing to redo my "cake room" for me. It is located in the basement with 1 large window. We will be installing a new drop ceiling. What do you prefer for lights? My main concern would be lights over the 3 bay sink, lights over the two six foot stainless steel work areas, and the area for pictures? I plan on installing pull down blinds in different colors in the photo area. Thanks for your help!!
Personally I would go with the higher end fluorescent bulbs that are red spectrum. I hate the cheap fluorescent bulbs and they strain my eyes and I end up going outside for good lighting to mix my colors anyway.
I have in my plant room red spectrum bulbs that fit into regular shop lights and I grow a shelf of basil, parsley, rosemary etc through the winter. The light is nice and it doesn't strain my eyes at all.
You may want to have a small Ott light where you can turn it on and check mixed colors so you don't have to haul anything outside. :) You can buy small ones that fold up at the fabric and craft stores, I have one that I use with my sewing machine and I can easily take into the kitchen when I'm mixing complex colors.