4 Tips on how to get your kitchen lighting right

Kitchen lighting should be chosen carefully because in many cases the lighting serves the dual purpose of being fashionable and also providing light as you prepare food in the kitchen. Without the best lighting, it can be hard to show off your kitchen décor or even cook a meal. Here are 4 tips on how to get your kitchen lighting right. 

1. Task Lighting 

Task lighting is the most important part of your kitchen lighting design. Task lighting sources include track lighting and recessed lights. These lighting options are best for highlighting specific areas of your kitchen, especially the areas that you use to cook. Opt for task lighting near the dishwasher, refrigerator or area where the sink is located for best results. The task lighting should be very bright and should shine directly onto those particular areas of the kitchen. 

2. Add Lighting Above the Bar or Kitchen Island 

If your kitchen features a bar or dining area, then you should consider some monorail lighting sources for this area. You can also add this sort of lighting to a kitchen island. By adding this lighting, you will highlight these areas as the focal point of your kitchen. 

3. Don’t Forget About the Walls 

If you have wall space in your kitchen, consider adding some light fixture. Some plausible suggestions include wall sconces. Wall sconces come in all different sizes and styles so that you can find the right match for your kitchen walls. You can also use the sconces to highlight wall art or other details on the wall. 

4. Kitchen Lighting Highlights 

Keep in mind that as you select lighting for your kitchen, none of the lighting will hide anything. If there are areas of your kitchen that are not in the best shape, consider fixing these items before purchasing lighting. Kitchen lighting should be placed near the most aesthetically pleasing areas of your kitchen so that your kitchen can really shine. 

If you can take advantage of natural lighting in your kitchen, make sure that you check to see if there is enough lighting. If not, start adding lighting to the places where the natural light doesn’t reach before adding in other lighting. You may find that you have adequate lighting by just installing a few lights to highlight the areas where the natural lighting does not reach.


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