Lighting sets the ambiance for any room. We have a solution for all of your kitchen lighting, whether it’s light and contemporary or warm and traditional.
Choosing Kitchen Light Fixtures
Over the years the kitchen has become the focal point of the entire home. With the daily activities that take place in the kitchen, such as cooking, prep, cleaning or entertaining, the kitchen has become an important part of our everyday lives. Since you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, you’ll want lighting to be bright enough to see ingredients but also cozy enough to make the room a fun gathering place. The kitchen lighting you choose is a very important to these different activities and should be both functional as well as add style to your kitchen’s overall design.
Look for kitchen lights that are easy to clean, that can hold high-wattage bulbs for extra light without getting too hot and are also durable. Consider the number of people who will be using your kitchen and the activities that occur in this room. When choosing the design for your lighting, remember that the color of the finish can complement or conflict with the style of the room. Fixtures can range from ultra-modern to rustic. With the endless options to choose from, you can avoid being frustrated by having the 5 Day Kitchens™ team guide you to which kitchen lighting fixtures would suit your kitchen best.
For functionality, versatility and installation, you can’t beat track fixtures. They are easy to add to, easy to aim, and provide general, task, and accent lighting all in one system. Tracks accept individual fixtures that swivel and move, directing light just where you need it. Track systems can also have low-hanging cable lights, flexible track lights, and monorail systems.
Surface Mounted Lighting
Lighting fixtures installed on walls or ceilings are excellent at providing general lighting and can be decorative as well. In today’s typical kitchen, chandeliers and pendant lights are a popular choice with crystal chandeliers increasingly becoming a favorite in kitchen design.
Another popular kitchen lighting fixture is the ceiling fan. The proper ceiling fan can serve as both a great light source and a reliable system for circulating air through your kitchen.
Recessed lighting in the kitchen has become an increasingly popular option and is available in a wide variety of different sizes and combinations. This lighting design is more efficient, reliable and offers more design options than in years past and is the most popular choice for kitchens because they can handle a range of lighting tasks. They can be configured to your needs with modular accessories: baffles, lenses, and louvers to shape light; trim rings to cover the rough edges of the fixture housing the ceiling hole.
Under Cabinet Lighting
For work areas, be sure to use the benefits of under cabinet lighting. Puck lights are mini recessed fixtures. They can be used to light display cabinets or niches, under cabinets to brighten work areas, or installed above cabinets to wash upper walls with light.
Thin, narrow task lights can fit below upper wall cabinets and shine down on countertops. Fluorescents are popular here, while incandescent, halogen, and xenon strips can also be used.
Rope lighting is one of the newest ways to add ambient lighting in your kitchen. Above the cabinet under the cabinet or even inside existing cabinets are all very popular uses of rope lighting in a kitchen.
Your kitchen is likely one of the most used spaces in your entire home. The activities that take place here require adequate lighting that look nice and illuminate key areas. Let 5 Day Kitchens™ help you discover the best light fixtures for your kitchen renovation.