Did you know some families spend nearly 90% of their time in the kitchen through the day? It’s no wonder people call the kitchen the most important room in the house!
While you may not spend quite that much time in your kitchen, it is still an important room and you want it to look its best. You also want to be able to see what you’re cooking, which is why proper lighting is highly recommended.
But with so many lighting options these days, how do you know what to pick? Don’t worry, in this short guide, we’ll give you seven custom kitchen lighting ideas so you can get it to look just how you want.
1. Recessed Lighting
One popular kitchen lighting plan is to used recessed lights. This means they are embedded into the ceiling rather than hanging down.
You can install a bunch of recessed lights to fully light up the room without adding anything that takes up space, which is perfect for a simple or minimal look.
On the other hand, if you do want something that hangs from the ceiling and looks elegant, a chandelier is a great choice. They are traditionally used in dining rooms, but one hanging from the center of the kitchen or over an island is a wonderful look.
3. Island Lighting
If you do have an island in your kitchen, there are all kinds of lighting options. Many island lights are rectangular and hang from the ceiling right above the island.
Getting one that isn’t quite as bright will add some ambiance to the room, which is perfect for a romantic dinner or party. You can also get them with all kinds of designs, colors, and sizes.
4. Under Cabinet Lighting
These are simply lights that hang in inconspicuous areas, such as under cabinets. You have a few options when it comes to using these lights.
One option is to put them high up in the room, such as under a high cabinet that is above the oven or sink. This way you will have extra light when you are working in the kitchen.
The other option is to hang them low, under the very bottom of the cabinets so you don’t even see them. This is great for subtle lighting when you have guests over, or want to get a drink in the middle of the night but don’t want it too bright.
5. Hanging Light Bulbs
If you want more of a restaurant style look, you can get light bulbs that hang from the ceiling. You can choose from modern or vintage designs.
6. Track Lighting
If you want customizable lights, then you should look into track lighting. These are strips that hang from the ceiling and have multiple lights on swivels. You can aim them at the counters when you are cooking, or aim them higher when you want mood lighting later in the evening.
7. Fluorescent Lights
If you just want to make the room as bright as possible, then large fluorescent lights may be what you’re looking for. They can make the room bright and cheerful.
Custom Kitchen Lighting Can Make the Room Look Like New
Now you have several ideas for custom kitchen lighting, so you can light up the room and start cooking! If you are remodeling the kitchen, lighting is an important thing to consider.
At Fitzpatrick Painting & Construction we specialize in remodeling homes and can help your kitchen look like a completely new room. Use our contact page to ask how we can improve your kitchen!