The heart of the home, where unforgettable meals get prepped and important conversations happen; kitchen lighting could well be the most important part of lighting design to get right.
Recessed ceiling lights create an even distribution of light throughout a room. This even distribution creates an illuminated kitchen and helps open up the area, creating a kitchen that is ideal for cooking in!
Think about dimmers, not only do they increase the life of your bulbs and they also offer the beauty of being able to adjust the lighting to give the kitchen different atmospheres, dependent on the mood required.
Show off your kitchen cabinets or create handy task lighting with LED strips. These fit nicely under, or in the cabinets and; when fitted under cabinets above work surfaces provide an often-useful extra source of lighting. LED Strips are also great for showing off any artwork.
Set islands off with pendant lighting. Use three pendants if you’d like asymmetric lighting, they will create balance and well-proportioned illumination. Choose your pendants based on the island size and be careful not to overwhelm the area. For smaller kitchens or those without islands, if you like the thought of pendant lighting, think of where else you could use them such as over the sink, or the dining table.
Lastly, consider a ceiling fan. These are ideal for kitchens as they keep chefs and, their guests, cool. There are so many options on the market now and a ceiling fan can easily be used as a feature in place of pendant lighting, bringing elegance and a modern feel to the room.