The idea behind a layered lighting design is to have a range of lighting levels available at your fingertips, so you’re able to do almost anything to modulate your kitchen’s environment and mood. It’s not only functional, but it provides a warm and inviting atmosphere to one of the most popular rooms in your home.
- Task Lighting– Use task lighting to enhance your workspace while preparing food or reading recipes. It’s bright and focused in specific areas. One popular trend is to utilize under-cabinet LED lighting.
- Accent Lighting – Incorporate accent lighting into your kitchen remodel for specific areas. Highlight attractive focal points in the kitchen, such as interior lighting inside china or glassware cabinets or on the wall over the breakfast nook. Track lighting, wall sconces, eyeball lights with directional focus and uplighting from below are all options to create an accent layer.
- Ambient Lighting – Create a warm glow with strip lighting or a string of lights in areas with a layer of indirect lighting. Use adjustable track lighting, ceiling fixtures flush with the ceiling or pendants suspended over the island to attract guests to the kitchen while entertaining.
- Decorative Lighting– Decorative lighting, such as chandeliers and other hanging fixtures, should be proportional to the size of the room. It’s also important to choose a decorative piece that shades the bulb or creates an opaque effect so that it isn’t glaring and bright.
Adding different types of lighting to your kitchen should help to change the atmosphere for different situations, from everyday use to entertaining to special food preparation projects. Use dimmer switches with presets and separate controls for each to achieve the best lighting options for your kitchen remodel.