Summer is officially over, fall routines are in full gear, and the days are getting shorter. As a result, most of us are spending more time inside, specifically in the kitchen—cooking, helping the kids with homework, reading mail, paying bills, and sharing meals.
And you know what that means: your kitchen NEEDS good lighting.
So let's discuss best tips for fabulous LED kitchen lighting.
The key is being smart with how you layer your lights. Remember, you use three different types of lighting in your home: ambient, task, and accent. A well-lit kitchen will use all three to great effect. Let's review each one.
1. Ambient lighting refers to the available light in an environment. We also call it "general lighting." Common ambient lighting includes…
- Recessed Lighting. Think low-profile lighting recessed into your ceiling. Thanks to efficient (and smaller) LED diodes, you'll be spending less time on a stepstool swapping out chunky bulbs.
- Flush Mounts. Installed flush or "semi flush" to the ceiling, these fixtures cast light in almost all directions, meaning that two or three can suffice for a whole kitchen. These fixtures are available in almost any finish and decorative style, so you'll likely be able to find the perfect fixture for your aesthetic. The small size of the LEDs also means that slim and low profile fixtures are easy to find (and more affordable to boot).