For many of us, the kitchen is the most important room of our home. It’s where the good stuff goes down; where we cook for our friends, eat with our family, and test our baking skills. As such, it should be a space you enjoy spending time and for this to happen, the right lights are important. Indeed, good lighting can improve a kitchens functionality no end, while a poorly lit kitchen can lead to all sorts of mishaps; salt instead of sugar, for instance, or the loss of a finger whilst chopping. Moreover, good lighting can add to the ambiance of the kitchen and create a more welcoming space for friends and family. So whether you’re moving into a new place or looking to spruce up your existing one, here’s 4 IDEAL lights to illuminate your kitchen. 

PENDANT LIGHTS 

These look great hanging over an island or breakfast bar, so if your kitchen has these, you should consider them. They are eye-catching and draw the eye to the middle of the room, as well as lighting up the surfaces and counter spaces nicely. Hang them in groups of three and make sure they’re the same colour, like black or white. Make sure you get a professional to hang them so that they’re properly wired and hang at the same height. 

LED CEILING LIGHTS

Not only do LED lights make your kitchen into a well-lit room, but they’re better for the environment as they consume 75% less energy than fluorescent or incandescent bulbs. Becoming more energy efficient is more important than ever, and you can buy LED kitchen ceiling lights from lighting retailers such as Lights.co.uk with remote controls for ultimate convenience. You can get a range of styles to suit your kitchen without having them hanging low if that’s not something you want. 

KITCHEN CHANDELIER

A chandelier isn’t just for fancy stately homes, they fit nicely in a kitchen and don’t have to cost a fortune. There are a lot of different ones to choose from and they can be as big or as small as you’d like. They hang nicely over a dining table or island countertop and serve as a great centrepiece to complement the room. If you can get one to match the kitchen cabinets, it’ll look very stylish and help brighten the room up a lot. 

CABINET LIGHTING

When you come into the kitchen late at night, you don’t want to have to turn on the bright ceiling lights to see where you’re going. Instead, invest in some kitchen cabinet lighting. These lights are separate to the ceiling lights and attach to the bottom of the kitchen cabinets to shine on the countertops. They make it a lot easier to see without being too bright. They add elegant and sleek lighting to the room without overdoing it. You can get a range of styles and choose whether you want the bulbs exposed or hidden; it’s up to you. They make food preparation a lot more precise during the day as well.