Top Tips for Kitchen Lighting!
As entertaining in the open-plan kitchen and dining room becomes the norm, it is vital to get the lighting right to create an enjoyable space to be in. .
A well considered and innovative lighting design scheme can change an open plan kitchen space into something exceptional. It is vital to ensure that the task lighting, linear detailing and decorative pendants maximise the potential of the space both functionally and emotionally.
Make sure that the lighting design is planned in right at the start of the kitchen design process. Don’t leave it till the last minute. Make sure you build in the potential for variety in your overall lighting scheme by using dimmers on all your circuits. So it can be bright or more moody, depending on your needs.
There are so many innovative possibilities and choices for kitchen lighting today, with the play of new technology such as LEDs. And it is changing all the time. Make sure you work with an independent lighting design consultancy, like Light IQ. We scour the market to seek out the best and the latest, to create bespoke kitchen lighting schemes tailored to the client needs.
The key is layering the light to accentuate the mood of the space and key areas to be highlighted. This can be achieved by putting LED light tape along the top of the kitchen units and then directional downlights to provide accent lighting to illluminate the vertival surfaces. Ceiling star downlights, positioned above the kitchen island, provide good general and task lighting. A concealed linear detail, using LED Light tape, can provide a dramatic effect under the central kitchen counter.
Chic decorative task lights and modern version factory style pendants can be used to tie a lighting scheme together, and create the mood you require.
We are excited about the stream of innovative kitchen lighting ideas coming onto the market, including hobs with LEDs, industrial decorative pendants of all types, illuminated splash backs with light that changes colour, and integrating LED light sheets and fibre optics that can be incorporated into worktop materials.
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