Lighting Fixtures for Kitchens: What works best?

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It’s common knowledge that the kitchen is the heart of the home, which is why the best kitchen lighting fixtures can play such an important role. We’re beyond the days of simply using it as a place for prepping meals, the kitchen is now a multi functional space. Whether it be cooking, socialising, studying or more, the kitchen can bring everyone together. So, when it comes to choosing lighting fixtures for kitchens, there is a lot to think about!

In this two-part series, we will look at how to plan and choose the best kitchen lighting fixtures for your home. This week, we will focus on making the right decisions.

Lighting fixtures for kitchens: Consider your needs

When it’s time to choose your kitchen lighting, it is important that you think about the design and how you want the lighting to work for you. Whether you are updating an existing design or performing a complete renovation, be sure to plan your lighting around this.

The details of your kitchen design will impact numerous things, such as the type, size and style of your lighting, as well as how many fixtures you can add. Consider the following:

  • The size of your kitchen
  • How many fixtures you currently have and what style they are
  • Natural and artificial light levels (this will tell you how many lights and what style the new ones should be)
  • The layout of the kitchen
  • The style of the kitchen

Once you know these details, it will be easy for you to determine the style and number of lighting fixtures you can buy and install.

Style and aesthetics

When it comes to lamps, there are numerous options regarding where you can mount them and how much space they will take up in the room:

  • Will they be wall or ceiling mounted?
  • Will they hang light pendants?
  • Will they be stationary or adjustable?
  • Will they stand on the floor or table?
  • Will they blend in with the furniture or will they stand out?

Once you know how you would like your kitchen to look and the lamp you would like, you can then move onto the finish and overall look of the lamp. This is when things get fun!

Think about the materials, finishes and overall aesthetics of the lamp. Would you like them to be:

  • Metal, wood, glass, or fabric?
  • Exposed or shielded?
  • Sheer or opaque?
  • Matte or gloss?
  • Classic and traditional or bold statement pieces?
  • Colourful or subdued tones?

The second part of the series will go into more detail about the styles you can choose and implement them into your home. However, if you simply cannot wait, why not speak to ABM? We are happy to speak with you to learn about how you plan to style your kitchen and help you find the perfect lighting. Get in touch to learn more!

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