Kitchen Design / October 25, 2018 / Daniella Epstein.
When we talk about kitchen design or decor, kitchen lighting must give plenty of attention. With the wide choice available in the form of decorative, recessed and accent lighting, the only problem is to select the ideal one so that your kitchen looks perfect.
Kitchens are not just places where meals prepare – most families enjoy gathering in the kitchen. Some people like to entertain their close friends in the kitchen. With the kids also opting to do their homework here, kitchen lighting needs some careful planning so that you create the right atmosphere in this cozy room.
The type of lighting you choose will influence by the size of the kitchen, the color theme and cabinet finish, and the location of the windows and doors, the amount of light needed to see inside the cabinets and other storage.
Choosing the right type of lighting involves identifying those areas of the kitchen where you want to light. Specific areas you might consider are:
- The range or cooktop.
- The sink area.
- The island in the kitchen.
- Under the cabinets.
- Kitchen counter.
- Breakfast/dining area.
- Children’s’ work area.
If the kitchen lighting layout not planned correctly, even the smartest kitchen that has the best cabinets, appliances, fixtures, and fittings can look dreary. Gone are the days when even grand spacious kitchens had just one bulb hanging from the ceiling.
Today, there is a lovely choice available so that you can choose the right type of illumination that is easy to install and provides the kind of light you want.