Let’s Talk About Kitchen Lighting

Kitchen Lighting design can transform your kitchen into an open, bright & welcoming environment.

When remodeling your kitchen, it is important to remember that proper lighting can make or break your kitchen’s look and functionality.

With proper lighting, your kitchen can literally shine! Illuminating the right places in your kitchen will highlight what you want to focus on.

When you have a kitchen remodeling project, there are no one-size-fits-all approaches to kitchen lighting. This is because each person is different and may want a unique design.

How do I pick what kind of lighting for my kitchen?

before and after kitchen remodeling and lighting

First off, you should be working with your designer to determine the type of lighting that will work best in your kitchen remodel. You should know, however, that there are several types of lighting: Ambient, Task, and Accent.

  1. Ambient lighting floods the room with light. Think of this as the fill lighting. Some examples are recessed lighting and other overhead kitchen light fixtures.
  2. Task lighting is lighting that is directed at key workspaces. This could be adding a light over the sink, oven, cutting surfaces, or any other area that needs focused lighting in your kitchen.
  3. Accent lighting can give your kitchen an added refinement. Examples include under-cabinet, over-cabinet, or in-cabinet lighting. In addition, “toe kick lighting” adds a unique lighting experience that can create a truly unique look and feel in your Kitchen.

Understanding how light affects mood and functionality is important when planning your kitchen remodeling project. Make sure your designer is knowledgeable in the science of lighting so you can get the most out of your kitchen.

Kitchen lighting gives you a chance to have fun and create something that will wow you and your friends. With the correct lighting, your kitchen will have an added amount of functionality and aesthetics.