Getting the lighting right in your kitchen is probably more important in that room more so than in any other found in the modern home. Making sure the balance between lighting that helps you work in your kitchen and the illumination that creates the relaxed ambience in the room is right, is simply crucial and a free kitchen planner can help you arrange your lighting scheme. Lighting under your kitchen cabinets or counters is becoming very popular amongst designers and consumers. Using energy saving halogen or xenon bulbs will save you money on your energy bills whilst giving your kitchen a glow that will highlight your countertops.
The key to all lighting in the kitchen is drawing the eye to features in the room whilst making sure that it is an efficient place to work in. A ceiling spotlight over a kitchen island will highlight the focal point of the kitchen and provide task lighting for doing jobs such as preparing food. Recessed lighting is great if you want a subtle illumination scheme for your kitchen as the bulbs are sunk into the ceiling and are not apparent until they are turned on. If you have an open plan kitchen, you can use lighting as a method of zoning different areas of the room. Bright illumination in the kitchen can be contrasted with softer mood lighting in the dining area. Creating these barriers is important when living in an open plan area and using different tones of light is the most subtle way of zoning areas of the living space.
For a more lavish lighting design, there are thousands of different styles of drop down lights that can themselves become a focal point of the kitchen. If placed over a breakfast table, dining table or kitchen island, a drop down light will make these features of the room stand out and really make a strong statement.
Getting the lighting right in your kitchen is very worthwhile as it will accentuate all the choices you made when designing your room to be proud of.