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Peeling, scraping, cutting, chopping or even just reading recipes – unless you do all this in the daylight, there will always be times when you need good lighting in the kitchen to help you see what you are doing.
There is nothing worse than trying to work in a dimly light kitchen and as more and as more people are favouring home cooked food, if you are one of them, don’t let yourself down by not having good, stylish and effective lighting to help with preparation and cooking.
Especially if you are pressed for time after coming in from work in the evenings, good warm white light will make all jobs easier and more pleasant whether you are cooking quickly by microwave or preparing something that will be properly home cooked.
Our recent blog post might help with your thinking.
As options for your kitchen lighting, you can think about:
- Recessed downlights
- Ceiling lights
- Cabinet lights
- Wall lights and
- Floor lights
It is important to position your kitchen ceiling lights directly above your preparation or breakfasting area as well positioned kitchen lighting will deliver bright and clean light and help avoid shadows being cast.
The same is true if you have a central island where lower hanging lights help to make the kitchen experience more complete and help to add another dimension to the whole area.
Around your cooker, it is also important to be able to read recipes, see what you are doing and check on how the cooking is coming on so having Halogen bulbs beneath your extractor will help in more ways than one.
Ceilings in traditionally built houses - including kitchens - tend to have a single central ceiling light but this can easily be replaced with a variety of more modern fittings including centrally fitted LED or Halogen light bars.
Alternatively, you could opt for the fitting of recessed ceiling lights which are simpler to fit in more modern houses due to the differences in ceiling construction and available space for wiring. Recessed lights are clean, unobtrusive, dimmable and very effective in giving a wide spread of light.
Many recessed lights have adjustable positions so they can be uniformly positioned on your ceiling but can be adjusted to cast light where it is needed.
Enhance the look and feel of your kitchen with our extensive range of kitchen lighting which include under-cabinet lights that help to light work surfaces around your kitchen. From LED downlights and spotlights to cabinet and cupboard lights, we have everything you need to transform your kitchen ceiling lighting.
Our kitchen lighting designs are excellent and not only do we offer a great choice and price, our kitchen lighting comes in white, polished chrome, satin chrome, black chrome and a number of other finishes.
Are you lucky enough to have a dining room as part of your kitchen?
Many modern homes have open plan areas for cooking and dining where you might want different lighting themes on display.
Kitchen ceiling lighting will be very specific to your needs in terms of lighting functionality and style whereas lighting over a dining area should complement this but retain a unique style that matches your furniture and general décor. If you have a pendant light, you might consider matching the lights in your kitchen ceiling with perhaps a smaller version of the same light to complement the overall effect.
Even if you have bought a new build house, after a year or so when you want to refresh the decoration, it is an ideal time to think about changing your kitchen and dining room lighting.
If you have Halogen ceiling lights, but don’t want to change them, think about the fantastic savings you can make by simply changing the bulbs to LED equivalents which not only give out a much warmer white light but also run at a fraction of the cost of Halogen bulbs.
There are so many changes you could make - but!
Before buying, think about:
- The layout, size, shape and decor of your room
- The ceiling height
- The headroom you need
- Where you want the lights and
- The style of your lights you want
With all these elements being considered, you are already a good way there to buying the lights you will love.
Always remember that if you see the kitchen lights you want on our website, PAGAZZI promises that we have them in stock ready for immediate dispatch to the UK and Northern Ireland.