Lighting is a great decorative accent, but in the kitchen, it’s especially important to get the lighting balance right for your safety and comfort. Here’s a quick overview of kitchen lighting types.
General lighting provides overall illumination to a space. Use decorative ceiling fixtures supplemented by recessed lights for style and even light.
Windows are a healthy and energy-efficient way to add light to your kitchen. Traditionally, there is a window located above the sink.
Directional downlighting illuminates your work surface to make your time in the kitchen safer and easier on your eyes.
The counterspace under upper cabinets is often dim without the addition of under-cabinet fixture. There are a variety of hard-wired, plug-in, and battery-operated options available.
Use accent lighting to highlight collections and artwork in your kitchen.
Check out our Kitchen Lighting video for more kitchen lighting information and ideas.