Kitchen lighting may not be your first thought when you start thinking about a renovation, but as your plans for cabinetry, island design, and hardware come together, it’s also a good idea to consider your lighting choices – including styles, finishes and placements. Good lighting makes a kitchen both functional and inviting. Here are 4 lighting ideas to give some thought to when planning your new kitchen.
1. Recessed can lights in the ceiling – with dimmers!
Gone are the days of bulky large florescent light fixtures. Recessed can lights provide evenly distributed light while blending into the ceiling. Our designers recommend adding dimmers so you can achieve just the right amount of light at any time of day.
2. Pendants placed over frequently-used spaces
Pendants create focused light while also adding style. Consider placing one above your sink or a few in a row over a long island. Our designers like how small fixtures can add light and style, without adding bulk.
3. Under cabinet lighting
Small lights housed under a cabinet allow you extra light when prepping food, and can create an ideal evening atmosphere. These small enhancements help create a personal kitchen that fits your style and needs.
4. Large chandelier fixtures
A statement chandelier over an island is our most popular pick. It continues the style of your kitchen – from traditional, to farmhouse, to simple – while balancing out a large island.
We have Quoizel Lighting on display in our showroom to give you some ideas, and can get you access to their whole line as you’re designing your kitchen. Come visit our showroom to see how lighting options pair with your new kitchen!