When it comes to kitchen remodeling, one of the most important aspects is kitchen lighting. This is because kitchen lighting can make or break a kitchen design and style. The best kitchen lights provide both task and ambient light sources that will help you cook up a storm in your kitchen as well as brighten up those dark corners for more time spent with family and friends at the dinner table!
When kitchen lighting is done correctly, it can be a beautiful combination of style and function and an important aspect of your remodeling project. With the right modern kitchen lights, you’ll never have to worry about leaving a dark kitchen again! Kitchen lights come in so many different styles these days that there are options for every style of kitchen décor—from country-inspired kitchens with rustic chandeliers or timeless glass pendants hanging over your new farmhouse table, to sleek black metal under cabinet fixtures paired perfectly with mid-century inspired furniture. Check out this blog where we show you some of our favorite kitchen lighting styles:
While ambient lighting is used to navigate throughout the kitchen, it often leaves shadows under cabinets, in areas that require more focus. With the help of undercabinet task lighting, work surfaces and cabinetry are properly illuminated so you can safely prepare meals, read recipes, and easily spot ingredients on a shelf. If you want to get real fancy you can opt for Toekick Lights. These run under the cabinets and help you see in the dark when grabbing a late-night snack.
Pendant Style Lighting.
Kitchen pendant light fixtures provide ambient light over an island or dining table. They can come with up-lights for uplighting counters or under-cabinet space without direct glare on work areas below them— and they also serve as great artistic focal points above tables where family dinners take place!
Chandeliers & Farmhouse Lights.
Chandeliers and farmhouse kitchen lighting bring the warmth of your kitchen together with artistic flair. Either light fixture can have up to six lights, depending on its size. Chandelier kitchen fixtures are perfect over a kitchen island or dining table where you need task lighting while also wanting an ambient centerpiece in your remodeled kitchen design!
Track lighting brings direct downlighting onto work areas below them — ideal for kitchens that do not contain enough overhead space for pendants or chandeliers. The best modern kitchen track lights provide glare-free illumination so tasks don’t get too difficult when cooking under these bright LED strip lights during different times throughout the day!
In Cabinet Lighting.
This isn’t a popular option as it required you to have glass panel cabinet doors, but they make great ambient lighting.
Recessed Can Lighting.
Recessed lighting makes a room feel bigger because it actually takes up less visual space in the room. Because the light cans are set into the ceiling itself, nothing hangs down to interrupt the visual space of the ceiling.
There are a variety of kitchen lighting options. If you need help deciding which is best for your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts who will be happy to walk through the different types and give their opinion on what would work best in your space!