Kitchen lighting will help illuminate your kitchen’s best asset.
Getting the lighting right in your kitchen is crucial to making your time spent in the kitchen more efficient and more enjoyable. Consider the colour, finish and size of whatever lighting you choose, as well as the style. Will they take energy-efficient bulbs? Think about how you use lighting, does your family leave the lights on all day, or are they pretty good at switching the light off as they leave a room? LEDs cost more upfront but will substantially reduce the cost of your electricity bills.
Ambient lighting is the all-purpose lighting responsible for lighting up the room and bringing it to life. It’s intended to provide an equal amount of light throughout the kitchen – making it the most important element of lighting for you to consider.
Kitchen lighting should be as functional as it is fashionable. Task lighting is about targeting specific areas where extra lighting is needed. This could be any preparation space above the counters, under rangehoods, or even over the sink. Task lighting can be achieved by placing lights directly above your working stations.
Accent lighting is the final piece of the puzzle and can be used to highlight unique design features. This includes drawing attention to any special feature in your kitchen whether it be inside glass wall cabinets or even underneath bench tops to highlight open base cabinets. Think of accent lighting as your own personal spotlight…
Taking all this into consideration will help you decide what type of fixtures you want & where you want them.