By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Monday, January 07th 2019, 08:29:47 AM.
Since no single fixture will provide all the light necessary for kitchen lighting tasks, try adding layers. Use a main overhead light with layers of smaller lights placed in areas for various tasks, such as near a food prep station, over the stove and above the kitchen sink. Adding layers will also help cut down on glare.
If your kitchen has an unfinished, insulated attic above it, the good news is that you can use the less expensive and easier-to-install recessed lights that are made to be used in new construction. The bad news is that there are additional challenges to installing these fixtures.
When considering your main overhead kitchen lighting options, light designers say there is such a thing as too much. Try to keep to one main bold piece, or two to three pendants over an area. Competing hanging fixtures can make a kitchen look cluttered. And if more lighting is needed for work spaces, try affordable track lighting or under-cabinet lights.
Cloud light panels: Cloud designs give the sensation of openness. They can be substituted for a skylight and have the benefits of being non-permanent and easily removed. Clouds provide a sensation of comfort, openness, desire and commonly uplift a space.