Kitchen Lighting

The three priorities for are to deliver overall brightness through general lighting, create functionality with task lighting, and provide a visually appealing space with accent lighting. In order to accomplish this task, you should incorporate these three layers of lighting into your space.

You may need one or several types of light fixtures in a room, depending on the layout, size, aesthetic and space available. Here is a checklist of lighting types to consider for a properly lit kitchen:

 GENERAL LIGHTING TASK LIGHTING ACCENT LIGHTING
Provides lighting for everyday activities
Focused Illumination for work spaces such as counter tops and islands
Highlights a specific area creating a focal point or to set a mood

1.    Recessed Lighting

Close-to-ceiling Lighting (Flushmounts & Semi-Flushmounts)

2.    Controls & Wall Plates

3.    Island Lighting

Mini Pendants

Track & Monorail Lighting

4.    Undercabinet Lighting

Dimmers, Controls & Wall Plates

5.    Chandeliers

Pendants (Bowl, Drum, Mini, and Multi-Light)

Wall Scones

Dimmers, Controls & Wall Plates