Kitchen Ceiling Lighting Design – How to Improve Your Kitchen Design


A kitchen with a large window

Kitchen ceiling lighting design is an integral part of the design process when remodeling any room, but in particular, the kitchen. It can be easy to see how this particular space can get overlooked until the last minute. When done well, the ceiling can really brighten up the kitchen and make working there much easier and safer for the chef and other kitchen workers. There are many different ceiling lighting types available and I will go over a few of the most popular ones in this article.

An Overview

A kitchen with an island in the middle of a room

One of the most popular kitchen ceiling lighting design options is to have a ceiling light that goes down completely to the floor. These types of lights can be suspended from the ceiling or they can be mounted to a hook on the ceiling or a wall so that the light comes down to the ground. Some people feel like having a light that goes all the way down to the floor gives them a more dramatic look and feel, however it is really a matter of personal preference.

Another option that is growing in popularity is a ceiling light that goes up and out from the ceiling. These lights are usually equipped with a dimmer so you can control the amount of light that comes in on your kitchen ceiling. They are available in various styles and designs, so there is bound to be one that suits your needs perfectly. A ceiling light designed to go out creates a great deal of shadow and because it is not hard to install, most people prefer these.

Kitchen Ceiling Lighting Designs

A kitchen with a dining room table

Recessed ceiling lighting is another very popular kitchen ceiling lighting design. Basically, this type of light is installed as a separate light fixture that is built into the ceiling. These lights are also equipped with dimmers so you can change the level of light used to meet your needs. You should pay close attention to the installation of this type of light because it is very strong and if not installed properly, it could damage your ceiling.

One of the newest additions to the kitchen ceiling lighting design arena is LED lighting. This type of light offers a brighter light than traditional lights and some of them can even be installed underwater to provide light to dark areas in the kitchen. LED lights use less energy than other lights and they are also long lasting. Just keep in mind that it can take up to an hour for a full charge to be generated. If you don’t need a full charge then consider purchasing one with a low battery indicator.

In The End

Another very popular kitchen ceiling lighting design is using a pendant light. Pendants typically include three or more light bulbs in their design. They are perfect for lighting up the entire kitchen ceiling because they offer such a wide range of brightness. A pendant light can be easily installed just about anywhere in your kitchen ceiling and the bulbs can be replaced just as easily if needed. If you would like to add a little light to your kitchen but want something that can’t be installed under your kitchen cabinets, then consider a chandelier.

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