Lighting Tips for a Kitchen Makeover

Turn your weary kitchen into a dream cooking space with these latest trends in kitchen lighting.

 

Having good lighting in the kitchen space has many benefits. For starters, most meals are largely emphasized in the evening or at night. Having a bright kitchen will make cooking much easier and create a feeling of warmth in the home. A well-lit kitchen also makes it an ideal location for picture taking, perfect to get the celebratory mood going.

 

Upgrading your kitchen lighting need not have to cost a fortune. And the best part, you don’t have to tear up your kitchen to put them in. Here are some great suggestions.

 

 

1. Over Cabinet and Ceiling Lighting

If your kitchen has vertical space above the top of the cabinets or on the ceiling, this is a great area for over cabinet lighting. These concealed fixtures illuminate light on the ceiling without being exposed, adding an ultra-minimalist touch to the space. The result is a grazing yet non-glaring effect, striking a balance from the kitchen’s ceiling to floor.

 

2. Island and Pot Rack Lights

Island and pot rack lights usually lands in the center of the kitchen and helps add a decorative style. Apart from being aesthetically appealing, it provides good lighting support for seasoned chefs to put up a show or even perform the simple day to day chores. The island light should be proportionate to the size of the island in order to not overshadow the island area.

 

3. Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting, or more commonly termed as the spotlights, should be a part of every kitchen lighting plan. Deemed as the most controllable light source that can be used for general spaces, recessed lighting has the ability to instantly uplift your kitchen and place emphasis on key areas. Providing you with the flexibility of placement, further enhance the attractiveness of your kitchen by placing them in strategic areas such as over the hob, sink and food preparation counters.

 

Select models that use Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) instead of traditional halogen or other incandescent sources. This will ensure longer lasting and energy-saving lighting.

 

4. Light Dimmers

Light dimming plays an important role in mood creations and energy conservation in the kitchen. Dimming usually glaring fixtures, they help create a softer and more balanced feel without compromising the need for bright lights when preparing meals.

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