Say goodbye to boring kitchen light fixtures. A whole new world is waiting — overall lighting provided by recessed cans or stylish and economical and energy saving LED fixtures, specialized task lighting through in-cabinet mini-spots and under-cabinet LED continuous channels, motion sensing interior cabinet lights, elegant chandeliers, toe-kick illumination, pendants and island lights.
The good news is that kitchen lighting no longer has to look “kitcheny.” And it certainly isn’t “kitschy.” Forget the lamps that look like chickens, and the ceiling lights made from vintage canning jars or copper pots. Stylish fixtures are available in shapes, sizes, colors and styles that highlight dramatic architecture, energize your spirit and complement any decor. The bad news — if there is any — is that you might have a hard time picking favorites!
The kitchen, just as any other room in your home, benefits from three separate types of illumination: General, or ambient light, supplements daylight and provides quality overhead illumination; task lighting focuses light where it’s needed for food preparation and cleanup, as well as for cooking and serving. Finally, accent lighting adds unique personality, meets individual needs, or contributes to the safety and ambience of the space.
Also, don’t forget the importance of being able to adjust the level of light in the kitchen. Dimmer switches are as important here as elsewhere in the modern home.
At The Kitchen Master, our professional design consultants will help you select the best fixtures to capture your kitchen vision and show off your space. Here are some ideas we have used to create spectacular spaces in western Chicago suburban homes.
This sleek white transitional kitchen boasts some contemporary features, including a large wall opening that artistically allows natural light from an adjacent room into the kitchen. It also features a gorgeous center island that looks like an elegant piece of furniture. The three clear faceted glass round pendants that accentuate the island’s size and provide ample light for both working and dining are stylish art pieces in themselves. The unexpected play of light and shadow on the ceiling, however, combined with perimeter-recessed cans, is the piece de resistance!
At The Kitchen Master, we’ve helped hundreds of clients create custom kitchens to make their homes more attractive, functional and inviting. Consider some of the following ideas as you plan your renovation to create the kitchen you’ve always imagined. 1. Practical and stylish cabinetry can enhance any kitchen. Kitchens with… Read moreView latest blog posts