Kitchen Lighting Inspiration
One of the reasons we love pendant lighting so much is because it’s incredibly versatile. Pendant lights can provide both task and ambient lighting for your kitchen. Modern pendant lighting fixtures come in a wide range of styles and sizes, so you’re sure to find the perfect fixture at our Houston lighting store.
Pendants are great over island tables and peninsulas because you can hang them relatively low and not have to worry about someone bumping their head. However, ensure there is enough clearance, about 28-36 inches should do.
Kitchen Recessed Ceiling Lighting
Recessed lighting is a great way to fill in the gaps that your task lighting doesn’t provide. Recessed lights may seem minimal in design, but if they are used correctly, they are an attractive way to bring ambient lighting to counters, stove tops, the sink, and more. They are especially useful for open floor plans.
While many recessed lights are designed to shine straight down, some fixtures are adjustable and can be useful in getting light to those hard to reach spots.
Kitchen Island Lights
Kitchen islands are almost a must in modern kitchens. They’re great for prepping food, laying out dishes, or even having a snack while doing homework. This means getting the right lighting can go a long way in maximizing the aesthetics and productivity of the space.
One of the things we often recommend doing is installing dimmer switches for your lights, that way you have full control, and can set the appropriate mood for any situation.
While pendant lights are certainly the trend when it comes to kitchen lighting, when it comes to lights that are suspended from the ceiling, it’s hard to find anything more bold and eye catching than a chandelier.
If you have the ceiling height for it, don’t be afraid to go with something grand. Modern chandeliers come in all types of finishes like polished nickel or antique brass, so you’re sure to find something you love!
Kitchen Undercabinet Lighting
While cabinets are extremely useful for storage, they can always create shadows as ceiling lights shine down upon them. In order to get the task lighting you need, undercabinet lighting is a great way to go. They also add a beautiful layered look that’s hard to achieve with ceiling and wall lights alone. These lights come in pucks, bars, or even rope.
One thing you’ll need to keep in mind is that not every kitchen is set up to have hard-wired undercabinet lights installed. Remember this as you go shopping for lighting.