Kitchens require the right balance when it comes to lighting so you can get things done. There are simply a lot of things that families prefer to do in the kitchen on top of meal preparation and cooking. Some kids work on their homework in the kitchen and a few others prefer to do their hobbies in there.
With the right choice of kitchen lighting, your kitchen becomes an absolute workhorse. Here at Coastal Kitchen and Bath, we understand the many roles that a kitchen plays in every home. That’s why we give our clients more than enough lighting options to achieve the effect that they want. It’s all about installing the right mix of lighting fixtures, such as recessed lights, island lighting, light pendants, and under-the-cabinet LEDs.
Ambient lighting is the kitchen’s main source of light. It usually works side-by-side with natural light or all by itself in case your kitchen doesn’t have a lot of windows. Ambient lights are cast from the ceilings and they have to emit light evenly throughout the room. Ambient lights are achieved by installing a mix of chandeliers, recessed lighting, pendant lights, and flush mounts.
As much as ambient lights try its best to illuminate kitchens, there will still be shadows casted on certain parts of the room. Task lighting is installed to address these shadows, more particularly in work areas and other spots that need full illumination. Task lighting is usually installed to light up work surfaces and cabinetry. Special task lights may also be installed so you can read recipes, find ingredients, and prepare meals easily.
Accent lighting pertains to the lights that accentuate your favorite elements in the kitchen. Good examples are toe kick lights and cabinet lights. Accent lights are the cherries on top of your well-designed kitchen lighting, so to speak.
Kitchen Lighting Ideas
When lighting up your kitchen, the spots that you must pay special attention to are the kitchen islands, countertops, and cabinets. Ensure that you have adequate ambient lights to cover these areas. However, you should also make sure that there are enough task lights available for food preparation and recipe reading. Recessed and hanging lights are highly recommended for these areas, but mini-pendants may also work.
Talk to us about your kitchen lighting needs and we’ll get it all worked out as soon as possible. We have a variety of options for you to choose from so you can install the ideal kitchen lights to achieve all the kitchen lighting conditions that you need. Choose from suspension lights, strip lights, and puck lights, among others.
Professional Kitchen Lighting Design
The design of your kitchen lighting is very important to achieve the ambiance that you always wanted. Many homeowners would like to just flip a switch to change the look of their kitchen to fit every situation. Here at Coastal Kitchen and Bath, our specialty in kitchen remodeling includes kitchen lighting design. Consult with us so we can get your dream kitchen built in no time.