A kitchen is more than just a place to cook, it is the heart of a home.
It is a room that can serve many purposes and the lighting needs to reflect these multiple uses. A kitchen lighting upgrade allows you to unlock your kitchen’s full potential. The right kitchen lighting design can provide effective lighting for all tasks. Whether it be bright, targeted light for food preparation or low-level background lighting for those late-night forays to the fridge! JP Electrical are Marsden’s local, experienced electricians. If your kitchen lighting is due for an upgrade, call us today.
Kitchen lighting design
A clever kitchen lighting upgrade can totally transform your kitchen. To achieve the best results, you will need to create a well thought out lighting design. You will want to consider what additional tasks you would like to perform in your kitchen and where. You may want to create an area for your kids to do their homework whilst you prepare dinner. Perhaps you would like to have a space to sit and relax with a coffee? Each task requires different lighting and a kitchen lighting upgrade gives you the opportunity to create a truly bespoke design that works for you.
Effective lighting design is all about layering. Layering allows you to customise your lighting to both the task at hand and the background level of illumination. The different layers of lighting are:
This is your general lighting. It will be the main light you switch on as you enter a room. In a functional area like a kitchen, it will generally be a bright central light source. Functionality does not mean a compromise in style however. There are many beautiful options for upgrading your ambient kitchen lighting. You can choose a light fitting that reflects your personal style and aids the overall atmosphere you would like to create.
Task lighting for a kitchen helps to provide focused light where you need it most. It can include under counter lights that aid food prep or brighter lights over a seating area. When planning a kitchen lighting upgrade consider all the ways you wish to use your space. This will help to decide where task lighting will be most appropriate.
Accent lighting highlights features in your kitchen. They are important in lighting design as they help create mood and ambience. Accent lighting can be bright and focused, perhaps a spotlight on an architectural feature you wish to draw attention to. It can also be diffuse, such as decorative lighting found on the tops of cabinets.
JP Electrical are fully qualified and NICEIC registered electricians. We have many years of experience in kitchen lighting upgrades and our friendly, professional electricians can help you to bring your vision to life. If you are looking for a reliable, local electrician in Marsden, Huddersfield call JP Electrical today.