Five wonderful ways to light up your kitchen

Five wonderful ways to light up your kitchen
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is one of the most important elements in your , impacting the ambience, your efficiency and mood. Here are five ways to illuminate your space


Sleek and subtle, downlights provide functionality and a seamless aesthetic. Downlights go about their business of lighting a room with no fancy baubles. The ideal solution for spaces with low ceilings, particularly over a kitchen island, recessed downlights also won’t collect grease — perfect for cooking.


These are the tiaras of the lighting world. Offering not just functionality, they can make a statement, whether they’re bold in gold or have a striking shape. Versatility is part of the allure of the pendant , with options to subtly blend in with a wood finish or add an industrial accent in matt black. The drawback of pendant lights is that although they’re great for singular task lighting and gently illuminating a room, their typically small bulbs mean you may need extra lighting to fully brighten a space.

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Used to provide task lighting to a work bench, under-cabinet lights create a more intense illumination so you can easily prepare the salad or find the right spoon. LED striplighting is a good option for this type of illumination, with long-lasting and even light dispersion. Whether your vision isn’t as good as it used to be or you’re after easier access, under-cabinet lighting can be helpful in your kitchen.


Leave no space unlit with inside-cabinet lighting that reaches even the darkest corners. Particularly useful for deep shelving or pantries, this type of lighting can add value to a kitchen and is available in a range of battery options, such as automatic turn-on or dimmer switches for optimum efficiency. Full-space illumination reduces the risk of nasties lurking behind containers and allows you to make the most of a storage area.


Mix up the lighting in your space with bulbs that change colour or intensity. Set the mood for a romantic evening with dim lighting, or ramp it up with techno colours for a party — the possibilities are endless! Many colour- or intensity-changing lights can be controlled through an app or smart systems like Google Home.

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Originally in Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Vol. 25 No. 4

Publish at: , last modify at: 06/12/2018

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