Our kitchens are often seen as the hub of the home performing on a multifunctional level. The lighting needs to evolve to ensure it can support our growing needs for the space such as dining, relaxing, homeworking, entertaining and the obvious food preparation.
Clever lighting has the power to transform an ordinary kitchen into the versatile space we need. It can make small spaces seem larger, disguise awkward architecture or compensate for poor natural light.
The main lighting used in the kitchen includes ambient, task and accent lighting.
Ambient lighting is the main source of light which can be in addition to natural light or to compensate for the lack of it. Its best to cast as much ambient lighting as evenly as possible from your ceiling which can be done with a combination of fittings such as chandeliers, pendants or recessed lighting. Ambient lighting should generally be places as high as possible to fill your kitchen with light.