Kitchen Lighting ideas for your Kitchen Renovation or Kitchen Redesign

The kitchen is an important room in the house, it is where the family spends the most time together, cooking and eating as a family.  Kitchen lighting is therefore very important, as it needs to be practical and decorative. It needs to provide enough light so that cooking related tasks can be completed, while also giving the room some ambience for special occasion mealtimes.

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Why is kitchen lighting so important?

With the kitchen as the heart of your home, it is important to make sure the space is perfect and a big element of this is the lighting.

By carefully thinking about your kitchen lighting you can:

  1. Make the kitchen appear bigger and more spacious.
  2. Compensate for a lack of natural light so that you can use more of the room at any time of the day, even where there is no natural light.
  3. Help you to create an ambience, which is great for mealtimes, especially if you are hosting a dinner party or having a romantic meal.
  4. Make sure you have suitable lighting in all areas of the room, allowing you to utilise the entire space.

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Think about the lighting in your kitchen renovation planning

The best time to think about the lighting is during the kitchen renovation planning stage, that way you can implement the lights you want into the design of the room. If you do it after you are going to be limited as to what kind of lighting you can have and where you can put it.

Tips to help you choose the lighting for your kitchen redesign

Getting the kitchen lighting just right isn’t always easy, especially if you have never had to design a kitchen before.  There are so many different types of lighting, you might be wondering what you need and what you don’t, what will look good for your style and what won’t.  To help you, here are some tips for your kitchen redesign lighting:

  • Use lighting on multiple levels, not just on the ceiling.
  • Choose lighting that suits the style of the room (or your entire home).
  • Don’t be afraid to install new lighting into your kitchen, you don’t have to have a handing pendant in the centre of the room, you can do whatever you like.
  • Add task lighting and install it into the furniture in the room, the lighting doesn’t have the be clearly visible, it can be hidden away.
  • Make sure the lighting covers walking areas, preparation areas, sinks and worksurfaces, as well as any darker areas of the kitchen.
  • Don’t forget to think of ambient lighting.
  • Make the most of the natural lighting in the room, don’t block it out.

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You don’t have to make all these decisions alone, you can hire a professional in kitchen remodelling and lighting to help you to make these choices. European Carpenter are experts in kitchen lighting and have undertaken countless kitchen remodels, redesigns and renovations. If you need help or advice with your kitchen lighting, contact one of our experts now.

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