Options in Kitchen Lighting

December 10, 2019


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Kitchen remodeling is a project undertaken by millions of homeowners. Perhaps you are one of them. You may not be looking to remodel your entire kitchen, but one project that may be a good idea is buying some new kitchen lights. The atmosphere of the kitchen is impacted greatly by the lighting. Because of this, many homeowners choose to change the lighting in the kitchen when remodeling.

If you go to your local home improvement store, you’ll find dozens, if not hundreds of options for your kitchen lighting. Kitchen lights come in a wide array of sizes, shapes, and styles. Despite the difficulty in deciding among the many choices, you will need to make a decision on what lights to get for your kitchen. Remember, the lighting in your kitchen has a huge impact on the atmosphere, and the ambience of the room. So, you’ll need to do some research so that you can choose lights that will fit your needs, and make your kitchen an enjoyable place to gather with friends and family.

Ceiling lights are one of the most popular lighting options. Obviously, as the name implies, ceiling lights are attached to the ceiling. Your home improvement store should have many styles available, with single bulb, and multi-bulb configurations. You can find traditional or contemporary fixtures available to match just about any decor. Ceiling lights are, in most cases, the most affordable light fixtures, making them a good choice if you’re remodeling on a tight budget.

Ceiling fans are popular choices for kitchens. The fan will help circulate air throughout the room, and keep the kitchen from getting too hot. Hanging lamps are also popular. These come in two styles, chandeliers and pendants. Pendant lights hang from the ceiling, a foot or more. Chandeliers are a grouping of hanging lights. Chandeliers and pendant lights are often referred to as mini lights. You may find pendant lights that use standard bulbs, but chandeliers typically use a lot of smaller bulbs.

As well as general room lighting, such as ceiling lights or hanging lights, you’ll also want to light up the areas under cabinets, which are often in shadow. Under cabinet lights are the ones you want for this job. Under cabinet lights can light up your counters when you’re working in your kitchen, or simply provide a little bit of light if you’re running into the kitchen for a snack. You can find plug in lights, or battery powered lights to place under your cabinets. If you’re going to be installing new cabinets as part of your remodeling project, you should consider under cabinet lighting.

No matter what type of light fixture you’ve chosen, pendant lights, ceiling lights, or chandeliers, you still need to choose one that looks the best in your kitchen. You’ll want one that matches your decor. Take the time to decide what you want. Do you want something in a wood tone, brushed metal, antiqued bronze? Are you looking for lighting for a modern kitchen, or do you want a retro look. Once you have a general idea of what you want, you can browse through the home improvement store, or just look around online to find the right light for your kitchen.