A Guide To Finding The Perfect Lighting For Your Kitchen

“The kitchen is the heart of the home.” As cliché as that might sound, the kitchen is a room of your home you’ll use for several occasions and tasks. Whether you’re cooking dinner to wind down from a long day or hosting a social gathering, you might find you wind up utilizing your home’s kitchen area more often than any other room in your home. That’s why finding the perfect home lighting for your kitchen is more important than you might initially think.

At Charleston Lighting and Interiors, we offer a large selection of home lighting products, so you’re bound to find lighting solutions you fall in love with. Let our team of lighting specialists help you with your next kitchen lighting project — schedule an appointment today.

In this blog post, we’ll provide you with information on how to find an ideal lighting solution for your home’s kitchen.

Go over your kitchen’s floor plan.

There are several practical questions you should ask yourself before determining what kind of home lighting you’ll need for your kitchen.

  • Where are my walls located?
  • Do I have an open floor plan, or are my kitchen and formal dining rooms separated?
  • What is the square footage of my room?
  • Where are my cabinets placed, and where will I place any additional furniture?
  • Will I want lighting controls, such as dimmers, timers or sensors?

By asking these questions, you’ll have a better understanding of what types of lighting solutions you can place in certain areas of your kitchen. You don’t want to have your lighting feel too crowded, or on the other hand, not have a sufficient amount of lighting to complete everyday tasks. Planning ahead will help you steer clear of surprises.

Choose these three types of lighting for layering.

Accent lighting, ambient lighting and task lighting are three types of lighting solutions we recommend for your home’s kitchen area. When you take these three types of lighting into consideration, you’ll create the perfect layered lighting mixture so your kitchen’s lighting can be altered depending on the atmosphere you’re going for or the task you’re attempting to tackle.

For example, utilizing ceiling lights, wall lights and table lights will provide you with a variety of lighting options for your kitchen. This means, depending on what you’re doing in your kitchen, you can adjust your lighting as necessary instead of having only one lighting solution.

Ambient lighting helps create the mood for the room (think dimmed or bright), whereas task lighting is specifically designed to help you complete a given task at hand. Accent lighting serves a more decorative purpose than functional one, and you can use accent lighting to add to your kitchen’s overall design.

Browse Our Kitchen Home Lighting Selection

At Charleston Lighting and Interiors in Charleston, we know finding the perfect lighting for your home’s kitchen can be tricky. That’s why our team of lighting specialists can help you choose lighting solutions that will fit your home’s style and your budget.

For more information about our home lighting products, call us at (843) 790-8415 or fill out our online form. If you visit our showroom in Charleston, you can chat with a lighting specialist face-to-face.

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