How to Plan For Proper Kitchen Lighting ?


Kitchen lighting is one of the most important things while making up the interior of a kitchen and it should be done quite carefully. These lighting arrangements can add up to the overall ambience of the kitchen and the whole home. There are different kinds of designs as well as a variety of styles are available for these lights in the market and all these are available in different prices. But together with these different kinds of stylish fittings for kitchen lighting, one should also give equal if not more consideration to the safety features like task lighting which can help light the sink, work tops. Proper planning and thorough research is required before the installation can be done. Here are some of the guidelines that can be followed which can help in making the right decision where kitchen lighting is concerned.

  • Glaring errors should be preferably avoided. A common kind of mistake that people normally do while fixing the kitchen lighting is that they try to install a single ceiling-mounted light fitting.  This causes too much of light like a “glare bomb” in a particular space while the other places are dark in shadows. This should be avoided absolutely as equal distribution f light all over the place helps.
  • One should always try to improve the level of natural lighting entering the kitchen. This in turn helps in improving the kitchen lighting to a remarkable degree. One should always try to get as much as natural light as possible into the kitchen like roof-lights or even a patio door which can fold right back which helps in bringing more light into the kitchen.  Natural lightings are very helpful. Even the windows should be avoided from being cluttered with unnecessary things as these block half the sunlight and the kitchen becomes darker than it naturally should be. 
  • A professional lighting designer should be consulted for installing different types of kitchen lighting. These professional will be studying the kitchen layout and also other aspects like the height of the ceiling, the finish of the kitchen, the overall ambience of the kitchen and the entire house and then  they take proper decisions as to the kind of kitchen lighting required based on all these different analysis that they make. This way there is hardly any scope for mistakes and the household enjoys the perfect kitchen lighting.
  • Preplanning is very important. Proper budget should be decided before purchasing various kinds of fixtures and fittings for the kitchen lighting.