August 9, 2022

The kitchen is the heart of any home, and lighting it properly means that your family will get to spend even more time in the kitchen creating beautiful memories. If you aren’t completely confident that the kitchen in your Oakville home is lit correctly, here is some information to help you make the most of your space.

Task-specific lighting

As the name suggests, this type of lighting is focused on one area to illuminate based on a task you want to complete. Think about how you use the space in your kitchen and break it into individual task areas like the pathways for walking, the sink, cabinets, drawers, and so on. Then you can think about how you will light up these individual task areas.

Additionally, if you have an island in your kitchen, you may want to think about lighting specifically over the island so that you can use it fully and so that it’s bright enough for food preparation and enjoying meals with friends and family.

Consider your desired brightness

Depending on your home and its setup, you may need to add light into the space because there isn’t enough natural light. For example, you can add pot lights into the area or undercabinet lighting.

Additionally, even if you have a lot of windows in the space, you may still want to add extra lighting so that you can spend more time in the kitchen at night. No matter the amount of lighting you choose, you should take into consideration exactly how you’re going to be using the space so that you can enjoy it at any time.

Accent lighting

Do you have a wall where you display collectible plates or antique teacups? You may consider accent lighting in your kitchen area to illuminate these items.

Once you have your main lighting source, you can add in the smaller accents to showcase important features of your Oakville kitchen.

Toe kick lighting

This feature has become popular recently. The lighting is put around the bottom part of the cabinets so that it creates a pathway for walking. Most times, this is achieved with LED strip lighting, which creates a unique nightlight for your family to use at night but is also a unique feature to show off your kitchen when guests come over.

General kitchen lighting

Lighting like recessed pot lights can help fill in gaps where other types of lighting may have failed. If you have a lot of space where task-specific lighting isn’t enough, you can put pot lights in to help light up the space more.

You can also choose to install decorative lighting over a kitchen table or eating space to give some extra brightness to the area.

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