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5 Ways To Light Up Your Kitchen Space

When you’re designing a kitchen or giving yours a fresh update, there are lots of areas to pull together. But one of the most important features is your lighting. Lighting influences the ambience of the whole room and ensures you can see what you’re doing when you’re cooking up a storm, plus choose a statement light fitting and it can become a bold focal point in your kitchen.

Not sure which lighting solution will match your kitchen? Here are five different options for you to consider.

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Spotlights are one of the most common lighting options chosen by homeowners. They provide a bright light that clearly illuminates what you’re doing. As they’re built into the ceiling and are typically compact, they don’t interfere with the design of your kitchen either. When you’re planning where to put spotlights throughout your room, you’ll want to consider where your worktops will be and how to achieve an even light finish.

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Pendant Lights

Pendant lights are often used over kitchen islands and dining areas. They’re a great way to provide added light in certain parts of your kitchen and help break up the kitchen into different areas, perfect for when it doubles as a dining space. The huge range of pendant lights means they’re ideal for making a design statement too, whether you prefer a minimalist approach or on-trend geometric shapes and vibrant colours.

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Under Cabinet Lighting

If you have wall units in your kitchen, your counter space can be a little gloomy, making it harder to see what you’re doing. Under cabinet lighting, such as LED strips, provide a solution. In addition, they create a contemporary feel in your kitchen with just a flick of a switch, making them practical and stunning.

Plinth Lighting

Plinth lighting can give the appearance that your cabinets are floating for a modern appeal that’s becoming incredibly popular. Plinth lighting is all about the look and atmosphere it helps to create, so if you want your kitchen to have a slick look, they’re worth considering. Plinth lighting is a great way to add a touch of colour too without affecting the overall quality of light.

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Wall lights

Wall lights are more often seen in living rooms and office than the kitchen but that doesn’t mean they should be discounted. They can add a softer ambience to the kitchen, perfect for romantic meals, or draw attention to features. Wall lights on there own won’t usually provide enough light for a kitchen so should be combined with one of the alternatives.

Created by Gary Baker on 18th September, 2018


Gary Baker

Gary Baker

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