Kitchen Lighting Ideas
When it comes to kitchen
lighting ideas there are many more lighting choices than in the past.
There is a kitchen ceiling lighting fixture to suit every taste.
Ever thought of a set of
pendant lights over your kitchen island? Or how about a set of
under-cabinet lights to shed some light on the countertop. Or maybe
even a chandelier to give a truly amazing look and feel. Lets not
forget about wall sconces that give an elegant glow as it shines up to
Most Popular Kitchen Lighting Fixtures:
- Pendant lights
Pendant lights are a great addition to a kitchen island or peninsula.
They come in many different styles to match your tastes. They also
provide a nice focal point. Put it on a dimmer to lower the light
output to set that perfect mood.
- >Under cabinet lights
Under cabinet lights can light up the dark places on a kitchen
countertop, as well as give your kitchen a soft glow. No task is too
much for these great lights.
- General Lighting
General lighting is commonly a single
lighting fixture in the center of
the ceiling. Having only a single source of kitchen ceiling lighting is
not the fashion these days. It's not uncommon to have three or more
Flourescent kitchen lighting is very popular. It's not a new
technology, but more designs are available today, and not like the ones
in your grandmothers kitchen. The bulbs are becoming smaller and more
versatile. Not only are they a green product but they will lower your
energy bill. A fabulous idea for general kitchen ceiling lighting.
Solar tube lights are inexpensive and a great way to get natural light
into any room. With these units there is no need to tear apart your
your entire roof; a small hole is all that is needed.
Recessed ceiling lights for general lighting are very popular and very
cost effective. Install some compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and you
have a real winner. CFLs cannot be dimmed though.
The all but forgotten chandelier has a place in the kitchen too. Set it
over a kitchen table to give that special look of opulence. You could
even put one of these over a kitchen island. The styles available are
immense and sure to fit any decor. There is no better way to deck out a
kitchen, than to get a chandelier.
Lighting For The Kitchen
Track lighting has lost some of its luster, but there are still places,
and styles, that make track lighting right at home. Rustic track lights can be quite
stunning in a lodge, western, or cabin style home.
Wall sconces can be set off in the distance but make a dramatic impact
on the overall lighting scheme. A soft warm glow set on the ceiling
will accentuate the architectural details you paid so much to get.
With all the styles, shapes,
and prices out there it's hard to know where to look. Well let's start
right here and see if I can give you some great ideas.