3 Types Of Lights That You Need In Your Kitchen

19 July 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


When you think about the most important components of your kitchen, you might think about your refrigerator or your oven. Even though these appliances are obviously critical if you want to be able to prepare delicious meals, you won't be able to use them to the best of your ability if you don't have the right lighting. Having proper lighting can make cooking a whole lot easier, and ensuring that there is ample lighting can be a whole lot safer when you are preparing food, too. Plus, by installing the right types of lighting in this part of your home, you can ensure that your kitchen looks its absolute best and that it is ideal for hanging out and entertaining. If you'd like to improve your kitchen with lighting, make sure that you have these three different types of lighting in this essential room in the home.

1. Overhead Lighting

Sometimes, you just need to light up the entire room. Luckily, this is where overhead lighting can come in handy. Track lighting that is hung from the ceiling is a great option since you can adjust the individual lights in different directions, based on your needs. Pendants or flush-mounted lights can work well, too. Just make sure that your overhead lighting is positioned so that it illuminates the entire room.

2. Under-Cabinet Lighting

If you have not installed lighting underneath your cabinets, you should consider doing so. Installing under-cabinet lighting is a great way to brighten up your food preparation areas, and it can make nice accent lighting when the overhead lights are turned off, too. You have a few options for installing under-cabinet lighting, from flush-mounted lights that are attached to the bottom of your cabinets to miniature track lights that can be adjusted as needed.

3. Nightlight(s)

When you think about installing a nightlight in your home, you might think about installing one in the bedroom or in the hallway. However, who hasn't wanted to sneak into the kitchen for a midnight snack? Adding a nightlight or two to the kitchen is a great way to make midnight snacking easy without requiring you to flip on the lights.

As you can see, it's actually best to install multiple types of lighting in the kitchen. Consider talking to an electrician about installing these three types of lighting in this part of your home. Then you can enjoy using your kitchen for food preparation and dining more than ever, and others are sure to notice the difference in the look and mood in your food preparation and dining area. 

For an electrician, contact a company such as Excel Electric Inc.