If you want to update your cooking space without shelling out a lot of money, you're in to the right place. Lighting is the easiest way to make a big difference in your kitchen.
First, the essentially three types of lighting you need to know : Ambient, Accent and Task.
1/Ambient: this will be the main source of light—whether additionally to natural light, or even to fill in for lack of it. You want to cast as much of it as evenly as possibly from the ceiling. So you can do with a combination of chandeliers, pendant lights and recessed lighting.
3/ Task: while close and ambient lighting is used to enable you to navigate throughout the kitchen, it usually leaves shadows in areas that need more focus. With the presence of task lighting, work surfaces and cabinetry are properly illuminated so you can safely prepare meals, easily spot ingredients on a shelf and read recipes. Common kitchen task lighting options include STAPH Lamp and PENDPIPE Lamp.
Second thing that you need to keep in mind is to stay focused and decide where you want your guests to look by choosing a focal point and illuminating it. For example, where visitors might get a view of your dirty dishes. Here, the STAPH Lamp is used to light a charming prep area to the side of the kitchen.
EXPERT TAKE :
"One of the simplest and fastest ways that to update your kitchen is with new lighting" says designer Becki Owens. " Once I design a kitchen, i usually prefer to keep the entire space light and neutral and add wow factor with great light. Pendant lights are great way to create a beautiful statement. They will transform a normal space by adding a unique showcase component."