Choosing The Right Kitchen Lighting


The lighting in your kitchen is incredibly important. Your kitchen is the room where people spend the most time. Because of this, you need to pick out the lighting in this room carefully.

Lighting is an integral part of setting the mood for any room you’re in. A kitchen is no different. The design should inform what kind of lighting you want in the room, and it should accent the overall interior style. Light fixtures you use in a modern design will be extremely different than those in a more rustic kitchen.

Kaminskiy Home Design and Remodel has the knowledge and experience to help you figure out what fixtures and lighting will look best in your kitchen. We keep your wants first throughout the whole process. Our team will also keep in close contact with you throughout the design process so that your dream kitchen will be made reality.


Light Fixtures

The type of lighting you choose should reflect the feel that you’re going for in the rest of the room. Choosing too many different types of lighting will leave your kitchen feeling haphazard and unorganized. Know what style you want before you begin the project.

A well planned set of lighting fixtures should accent the design of your kitchen’s design. An old, rustic kitchen should have a limited amount of rustic metal pendants to light the room. A modern design should have a lot of bright LED lights to match. Modern sconces, angular chandeliers and wide windows letting in natural light are also musts for a modern design.

Below are the most popular types of lighting often used in kitchen and ideas on how to use them.


Natural Kitchen Lighting

Natural Lighting

Some kitchens need more natural lighting. A lack of open windows in your kitchen can make it feel old and stale. Installing a couple open windows that let in the natural light will add a lot of enjoyment into your kitchen.

In many cases, this type of lighting is a great choice, but the period of time in which you can use it is limited. You should still install other lighting fixtures in your kitchen for when you need to use your kitchen after the sun sets. Keeping both natural and artificial light in mind in your kitchen’s design is important, though. Using artificial light constantly can make your kitchen feel stale and repetitive. Use all the lighting types so you can get the most enjoyment out of your kitchen.


Pendant Lighting

Pendant lighting fixtures are some the most versatile. This is due to the wide variety of designs that fit into this style. Pendant lighting fixtures are simply a lantern hung from the ceiling by a wiring, chain, or rope. These two parts are what make this fixture so versatile.

A modern pendant light can have an angular design over the bulb. You can also put a simple, colorful cover to make your kitchen feel like an old-fashioned diner. Use pendant lighting over your kitchen island to give it a nice spotlight. The options are limitless.


Recessed Lighting For Kitchen Remodels

Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting is perfect for those who want a simple addition. These light fixtures are built into the ceiling or the wall, barely taking up any space. Recessed lighting is perfect for people who want to add a bit of lighting into their kitchen without making the fixture itself a centerpiece in the design.

Recessed lights are a must in a kitchen that needs more lighting. Adding this small functional fixture into your kitchen will light your room without drawing attention away from the rest of your kitchen’s design.


Puck Lighting

Puck lights are very similar to recessed lights. These small lights have a small metallic or plastic piece that sticks out from the wall. Because of their small design, they are used for many of the same reasons that recessed lighting is used for: extra bits of lighting in areas where you need extra lighting.

However, because they protrude from the wall, they have a niche that recessed lights can’t fill. Cabinets and other thin ceilings won’t be able to put in recessed lighting. You can use puck lighting on the bottoms of these problem areas so that the spaces under your cabinets aren’t dimmer than your countertops.


Strip Lights

These strips of LED lights are perfect for adding a bit of ambient light to the edges of your kitchen. Strip lighting fits in a variety of different kitchen designs that need a bit of ambient light to highlight certain parts of the design.

These LED strips fit perfectly under cabinets or tucked away around corners. They will add a pop to your kitchen that other lighting fixtures can’t give you. These lights, despite being bright LED, can fit in any kitchen design from rustic to modern. Strip lights can come in a variety of colors, and some can even change colors. This allows for versatility in the ambience you want to set in your kitchen.


Wall Sconces For Kitchens

Wall Sconces

Wall sconces are another versatile fixture, similar to pendant and strip lighting. These fixtures are named after candle holders that hung on the wall but have taken on a new meaning in modern design. Sconces now refer to lighting fixed to the wall.

A wall sconce’s versatility comes from the fact that they can be designed in a way that makes them fit any design. Modern sconce designs can be made out of strips of metal that hide the bulb. For a more rustic look, a simple lantern that hangs off your wall can look just as good in the design of your kitchen. Whatever you want in your kitchen, a sconce is able to fit in the design.


Task Lighting

Task lighting is used to illuminate a specific area. This type can be any kind of overhead lighting. These can be used in craft rooms and art studios but installing some task lights in your kitchen can make cooking in the evening a lot easier. Add them over your stovetop so you can see exactly how cooked your food is.


New Fixture Installation

Installing new lighting fixtures is a great way to update your kitchen, but it shouldn’t be something you do on your own. You need a team in order to get the project done with the care and attention it deserves. Kaminskiy Home Design and Remodel has a skilled team of designers to help you give your kitchen an update. Our team keeps the design you want first and foremost, and we keep you in the loop throughout the whole process. We even start by meeting you in person so we can get a feel for the current state of your kitchen. Contact our office today so you can the process of remodeling the lighting fixtures in your kitchen!


Posted In - Home Lighting on Jun 17, 2022