If you’re remodeling your kitchen, one often overlooked but important factor will be your lighting design. Task and accent lighting is critical to both the functionality and aesthetic of any kitchen—so it’s important to carefully consider where you want your lights and how you want them to look.
At Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center, we’ve been remodeling Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania kitchens since 1963. We can offer you expert advice before installing your new kitchen lighting design in your updated space.
To learn more about how we can help you with your kitchen remodel, including the lighting, request a consultation today.
Kitchen Lighting Design
When it comes to your kitchen lighting design, it’s important to consider the task lighting as well as the accent lighting.
Task lighting can be installed into your ceiling, directing light towards your sinks, cabinets, countertops, kitchen islands, or pantries, as well as any particularly dark parts of the room. Accent lighting can be used to bring out the beauty of your cabinetry, typically installed as under-cabinet lights, and may also include pendant lights—used to add debt and make your kitchen feel more spacious. A chandelier may add an elegant touch to dress up a classic kitchen design.
Our kitchen remodelers can help you come up with a lighting plan that provides a good overall ambience and includes an appropriate number of lights for the size and layout of the room. Remember, you don’t want to go overboard with the lighting, but we’ll help you make sure the final design is thoughtful so as to reflect your needs and wants in this important room.
Types of Kitchen Lights
There are several types of light fixtures that are ideal for kitchen lighting designs. We often recommend the following choices, for the following reasons:
- LED kitchen lights are extremely energy efficient, saving you money on your energy bills while keeping your space illuminated for many years. They are also considered an attractive lighting source, further adding beauty to your kitchen.
- Incandescent bulbs tend to be the most traditional option, often used for decorative lighting. However, they are not very energy efficient and they can get very hot—which may not be ideal in a kitchen setting.
- Fluorescent lights are ideal for task lighting, as they are pretty efficient for producing a large amount of light, but cannot be dimmed.
- Halogen bulbs produce very bright light, so they should be used in limited capacities. They can also get extremely hot.