Kitchen lighting is as important as the lighting in your lounge or bedroom. It helps with mood and comfort in the kitchen â€“ but there are also practical considerations. While you may eat at a dining table in the kitchen, for the most part youâ€™ll be working â€“ preparing meals, washing up, maybe even a spot of laundry. Kitchen lighting thatâ€™s effective in helping you work is key to making your time in the kitchen more enjoyable.
To get the right lighting, plan effectively. Think about how you use your kitchen.
Having an understanding of how these issues relate to your kitchen will help you work out what lighting you need and where it will go.
What kind of lighting suits big and small kitchens?
If your kitchen is small, it wonâ€™t necessarily need multiple lighting points. Usually a good set of recessed lights or a large centre light will do, as they provide good illumination across the entire kitchen space. You could also look at task lighting under cabinets for the areas on worktops you spend most of your time cutting and chopping.
For bigger kitchens, one light source usually wonâ€™t be sufficient. Consider a blend of general lighting, specific lighting for worktops and spaces, and lighting to accent stylish parts of the kitchen.
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