Design By Room: Kitchen

A kitchen is a room that demands the best lighting. The kitchen is often one of the busiest, most active rooms in any home — and for good reason! This kitchen space serves as a gathering place for family and friends; it's where we cook, eat, drink coffee with our morning paper or read an evening book. A kitchen deserves to be well-lit so that you can see what you're doing and feel safe at all times. Continue reading to learn more, and get in touch with our lighting specialists at lighting(one) of Cincinnati with any questions!

The 3 Types of Lighting

There are three types of kitchen lighting to consider: ambient, task, and accent. Ambient light diffuses general illumination, typically from a ceiling fixture or wall sconces. Task lighting is brighter and more direct, used for specific activities such as reading recipes or chopping vegetables. Accent lighting highlights certain features in the kitchen, such as a beautiful backsplash or artwork on the walls. It is important to include a combination of all three types of lighting to ensure a well-lit kitchen space.

Choosing the Right Fixtures

Once you've decided what type of lighting you need, it's time to choose fixtures. 

Pendant lighting is especially popular in kitchen spaces because it can be used over an island or peninsula to provide the perfect amount of task lighting.

Island lighting is a great way to add ambient light to your kitchen. It can also be used as task lighting if you have a lot of counter space that needs illuminating.

Chandeliers add elegance and style to any room, and the kitchen is no exception. A crystal chandelier over your kitchen table or island is sure to make a statement.

Recessed lighting is a great way to add task lighting without taking up any floor or counter space as they can be fitted in cabinets, under kitchen counters, or even in the ceiling.

At lighting(one) of Cincinnati, we have one of the largest selections of kitchen lighting fixtures and the expertise to help you create the best lighting design for your kitchen. We can't wait to be a part of your kitchen lighting design journey!

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