Kitchen Lighting Design Ideas

Kitchen lighting is one of the most important components to good kitchen design. Lighting should be planned for the overall illumination of the kitchen space as well as for each work area (i.e., task lighting). Other types of kitchen lighting include undercabinet lights, in-cabinet lights, accent lights, pendant lights and even chandeliers.

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  • Three decorative pendant lights add interest to this elegant kitchen. The white globes suspended from dark metal rods become an architectural element in the design of the room. Recessed lights and undercabinet lights are used to illuminate task areas.
    Three decorative pendant lights add interest to this elegant kitchen. The white globes suspended from dark metal rods become an architectural element in the design of the room. Recessed lights and undercabinet lights are used to illuminate task areas.
  • Kitchen lighting includes recessed ceiling lights, under-cabinet task lights, a downlight pendant over the sink, natural light from windows and reflective light from the white cabinets selected for the room.
    Kitchen lighting includes recessed ceiling lights, under-cabinet task lights, a downlight pendant over the sink, natural light from windows and reflective light from the white cabinets selected for the room.
  • Lighting in the kitchen includes the natural light provided by the double window and patio doors. The kitchen was rewired for recessed lights over work areas, decorative pendant lights over the island, a hanging fixture over the table, under cabinet lights near the range, puck lights in the cabinets with glass doors and lights under the vented microwave unit.
    Lighting in the kitchen includes the natural light provided by the double window and patio doors. The kitchen was rewired for recessed lights over work areas, decorative pendant lights over the island, a hanging fixture over the table, under cabinet lights near the range, puck lights in the cabinets with glass doors and lights under the vented microwave unit.
  • A three-lamp pendant fixture was place over the island. A matching pendant was selected to illuminate the main sink. Recessed lights were repositioned over work areas of the kitchen.
    A three-lamp pendant fixture was place over the island. A matching pendant was selected to illuminate the main sink. Recessed lights were repositioned over work areas of the kitchen.
  • The kitchen is the center of activity in many homes. The large wall of cabinets serves as a command center concealing a telephone and compartments for family mail, calendars and cookbooks. Painted cabinets and granite countertops make this space a bright gathering place for family fun and entertaining.
    The kitchen is the center of activity in many homes. The large wall of cabinets serves as a command center concealing a telephone and compartments for family mail, calendars and cookbooks. Painted cabinets and granite countertops make this space a bright gathering place for family fun and entertaining.
  • The kitchen was designed with the home cook in mind. The GE Monogram gas range includes a grill and reversible burner grates for Wok cooking. The island provides plenty of surface food prep area as well as seating for two or three. A deep Blanco granite double sink makes cleanup of large bowls, dishes and cooking sheets a breeze.
    The kitchen was designed with the home cook in mind. The GE Monogram gas range includes a grill and reversible burner grates for Wok cooking. The island provides plenty of surface food prep area as well as seating for two or three. A deep Blanco granite double sink makes cleanup of large bowls, dishes and cooking sheets a breeze.
  • The kitchen has many amenities including a built-in refrigerator, commercial range, custom stone hood and a back area that includes a café bar. The café room is space that was set aside for the coffee machine, microwave and a small copper sink. The multi-functional island separates the kitchen and the great room.
    The kitchen has many amenities including a built-in refrigerator, commercial range, custom stone hood and a back area that includes a café bar. The café room is space that was set aside for the coffee machine, microwave and a small copper sink. The multi-functional island separates the kitchen and the great room.
  • A modern track light provides both illumination and serves to separate the kitchen from the dining/living area in an open floor plan. Columns in the living room are made of the same material as the cabinets.
    A modern track light provides both illumination and serves to separate the kitchen from the dining/living area in an open floor plan. Columns in the living room are made of the same material as the cabinets.
  • The renovated kitchen with new cabinets from Kitchen Express in Homecrest Cambride Maple has a new configuration of appliances and more counter and storage space. The counters of the perimeter are “Verde Peacock” granite from Busch Products. An Island was added for food prep and the surface is quartz by Cambria in “Minera” from Busch.
    The renovated kitchen with new cabinets from Kitchen Express in Homecrest Cambride Maple has a new configuration of appliances and more counter and storage space. The counters of the perimeter are “Verde Peacock” granite from Busch Products. An Island was added for food prep and the surface is quartz by Cambria in “Minera” from Busch.
  • The new windows and lighting in this kitchen keep the kitchen bright day and night.
    The new windows and lighting in this kitchen keep the kitchen bright day and night.
  • The large granite island is a wonderful place to gather and work in this kitchen.
    The large granite island is a wonderful place to gather and work in this kitchen.
  • This large granite kitchen island is a great place to sit and socialize as well as work in this kitchen space.
    This large granite kitchen island is a great place to sit and socialize as well as work in this kitchen space.
  • New, modern elements and stainless steel commercial grade appliances, are in distinctive contrast to the simpler, classic-style created by custom color cabinetry and the porcelain tile floor in this kitchen, beautifully bringing together the best of both worlds.
    New, modern elements and stainless steel commercial grade appliances, are in distinctive contrast to the simpler, classic-style created by custom color cabinetry and the porcelain tile floor in this kitchen, beautifully bringing together the best of both worlds.
  • This award-winning kitchen features a bright red island with jet black granite surface. Cabinetry includes an aluminum tambour garage with exotic wood grain perimeter cabinets. The cable railing system, aluminum exhaust hood and unique cabinetry give this kitchen an updated, contemporary feel.
    This award-winning kitchen features a bright red island with jet black granite surface. Cabinetry includes an aluminum tambour garage with exotic wood grain perimeter cabinets. The cable railing system, aluminum exhaust hood and unique cabinetry give this kitchen an updated, contemporary feel.
  • Three large windows bring light and the lake view into the home.
    Three large windows bring light and the lake view into the home.
  • The original natural cherry cabinets were maintained. New cabinets were matched to blend with the old. The new semi-custom cabinets used were from Jim Bishop Cabinets, in the “Jamestown” door style with a “Natural High Sheen” finish. The owners updated the countertops, sink and backsplash in the original u-shaped footprint of the kitchen. They retained the appliances. Cabinet hardware was replaced.
    The original natural cherry cabinets were maintained. New cabinets were matched to blend with the old. The new semi-custom cabinets used were from Jim Bishop Cabinets, in the “Jamestown” door style with a “Natural High Sheen” finish. The owners updated the countertops, sink and backsplash in the original u-shaped footprint of the kitchen. They retained the appliances. Cabinet hardware was replaced.