The kitchen is the only area in the house where both function and style meet in a way where they blend harmoniously. That is why simple upgrades, such as lighting installation are a great way to add a crisp dose of style and substance in a room that used to be dull. Likewise, you don’t even have to fully remodel your kitchen just to achieve a new look, because by simply swapping the lighting, or incorporating some architectural track lighting could dramatically improve the overall look of the kitchen. We can compare our home’s lighting to paintings– it doesn’t have to be expensive at all, as long as you are creative; you’ll be able to transform your kitchen in just one day!
For kitchens that need an upgrade, you have to consider these practical ideas:
LED Light Bars Under the Cabinet
This type of lighting is usually installed underside of the cabinetry, that it illuminates the prep areas and countertops efficiently. LED lights are available in different lengths and most of them are even linkable. That said, it can be used even in long countertops. Also, LED lights can be hardwired into the kitchen wall and it will give a smooth look, and for those who would rather enjoy an easy installation, you can simply plug them in.
Ornamental Flush Mount
Perhaps the most effective way to offer your kitchen a one-of-a-kind style is to interchange the regular ceiling with something that has more personality. For this, you can consider installing a flush-mount fixture that has decorative details, such as geometric cutouts. Something like this would definitely give a dramatic additional to any kitchen, and this wouldn’t even cost a lot.
Under-Cabinet Rope Lights
The under-cabinet rope lights are like LED light bars that are perfect for countertops. Aside from that, they are also very easy to install and can be hidden under a row of cabinets using a set of rope mounts that are screwed in the cabinetry.
The petite, disc-like puck lights aren’t that troublesome to install, and they can be added almost anywhere that needs illumination. It can be under the cabinets, inside the drawers, or in the d fresh ark corners of the kitchen. They could also last for up to 20,000 hours, even though they are battery operated. Best of all, you can easily hang them using a Velcro.
These are advisable for those who need lighting in their cabinets that are usually dark, but would still want them to appear cozy. In-cabinet lighting emits a romantic vibe, especially if placed in glass-front cabinetry.
For kitchens that have a breakfast or island bar, then it’s ideal to put some pendant lights above it. This wouldn’t only add style to the space, but it’ll also make a kitchen island a part of the open-concept home.
In cases where a single light isn’t really giving much lighting in the kitchen, then track lighting can be your excellent choice. Through the use of a single junction box, you’ll be able to set up a track light system that would let you to direct light wherever it’s most needed.
Although the most practical choice would be installing bar lights or rope lights under the cabinetry, putting them on top could actually make it more aesthetic.
Lastly, there’s a number of lighting alternatives that have a more dramatic, unpredicted impact on the kitchen– and this can be done through swapping a simple ceiling lamp for a lighting fixture. The key is, you shouldn’t be afraid of experimenting and see which one would work best for your kitchen.