3 ways lighting can help shape your new kitchen

Lighting can make a huge difference to a kitchen, but its often none considered as part of a re-design. Here’s some tips on things you should consider for lighting for your new kitchen

1. Ceiling lighting

Depending on the shape of your kitchen, the way your lights are operated could make a huge difference to the way you use your kitchen.

Why not try having individual switches for the lighting above your preparation area, your cooking space and your breakfast bar to create different moods at different times of the day.

2. Feature lighting

Feature lighting can work really well when you have different focus areas within one room, a dining space within a kitchen, or a kitchen with a utility out the back.

Consider having different types of lighting in these areas to separate spaces in a room. Low slung lamps above a dining table create an intimate atmosphere when your kitchen lights are off. Bright, practical spots in the utility are useful for sorting the washing and making sure the dog is clean.

3. Cabinet lighting

Low level strip lighting beneath floor units are very on trend at the moment. Useful for illuminating the space without the direct harshness of ceiling lighting.

LED lighting is economical here, especially if you need to leave some lights on for pets or little ones.