Kitchen Lighting

Lighting is important in any room of the house, but especially in the kitchen, which is often used for more than just cooking. Whether you want to set the mood for some intimate dining, illuminate the space for some work at the kitchen table or shine a bright light on food preparation areas, flexibility is key to your lighting options.

Therefore lighting should be one of the first things you consider when planning your kitchen, because it may affect the style of kitchen units and worktops that you choose. Light is absorbed by textured, soft surfaces and reflected by harder, glossy ones. So if you want to make a room feel bigger we reccomend choosing materials that will reflect light around the room.

Ceiling Lights

Ceiling lights are the traditional lighting style, with a high-wattage bulb hanging from a – usually – central point in the ceiling space. While you may not enjoy having the ceiling light on at times, it is still useful to have one available. It’s a quick way to illuminate the room and you don’t want to be fumbling around in dim light when you’re looking for something in a hurry.

Downlights

Downlights can also be used as a feature, and look especially striking when used along the overhanging edge of a kitchen island, softly illuminating the units down to the floor.

Spotlights

Spotlights are ideal for tasks, providing a powerful focused beam on a particular area, you can combine this with your ceiling light for a series of spotlights which, when all turned on will illuminate the whole room, but can be used individually when necessary.

Feature Lights

Feature lights are great for creating intimate moods, by directing light onto objects; the light that fills the room is therefore the more delicate reflected light rather than that coming straight from the bulb and are great along the edge of shelves to provide soft accentuating lighting.