CommunityKitchen Lighting Recommendations: Lighting recommendations to make your kitchen more useful

Kitchen Lighting Recommendations: Lighting recommendations to make your kitchen more useful

Lighting in our kitchen need improving and I’m not sure where to begin. We have one overhead fluorescent fixture that seems to buzz and dim whenever the refrigerator kicks on. What kind of lighting do you recommend for a kitchen?


The Money Pit Answer

Several types of lighting is recommended for your kitchen. Kitchens are the focal points of our home. We dine there, prepare food there and entertain there. As a result, we need to use several different types of lighting in the kitchen to create both the utility and atmosphere we need.
To begin, you'll need task lighting in your kitchen. This can be lights that are installed directly above your kitchen work space. Choose Halogen for bright crisp lights for this kitchen work area. Task lighting can also be installed as under-cabinet lighting which focuses sharply on the kitchen counter tops where you need it most. 
Next, use track lighting to control shadows and create moods within the kitchen area. For example, mount these lights on the soffit to illuminate kitchen walls and ceilings. 
Last, use overhead lighting, like incandescent or fluorescent fixtures to shine for utility purposes in your kitchen.  Used together, these lights create a light-scape that will make your kitchen both attractive and useful for a wide variety of purposes.