Asked on Jul 24, 2020

Kitchen lighting?

KatAychMaura WhiteBetsy
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What type of lighting do you have in your kitchen? Over the sink? In kitchen nook?

looking for ideas

thanks


18 answers
  • It's important to have good 'task lighting' where you work. Lights under the cabinets are great for this. I also like a light over the sink and over any islands. Pendants look great here.

  • Zard Pocleeb
    on Jul 24, 2020

    Recessed lighting might work for you.

  • Unexpected Elegance
    on Jul 24, 2020

    We have a chandelier hanging over our island and recessed lights throughout the rest of the kitchen.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 24, 2020

    Hello. We have multiple recessed can lights throughout the kitchen. Both in the kitchen area. To recess Canlite‘s are at the sink as well as the posing elevated bar where two dining barstools are situated. Over the main dining area there is a circular chunky candle chandelier.

  • Nan W.
    on Jul 24, 2020

    I have pendants over my sink. I find that undercounter lighting is good for cooking tasks.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jul 24, 2020

    I have ceiling fans in the center of the room, a 6' florescent light above my sink (hidden behind wooden trim, and 3' under the counter florescent lights under my cabinets which are also hidden by the cabinet trim.

  • Ken Erickson
    on Jul 24, 2020

    We have 5 can lights in our kitchen. The original bulbs were replaced with LED bulbs.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    on Jul 24, 2020

    We have one light fixture over our table and 6 recessed lights over our kitchen.

  • Oliva
    on Jul 24, 2020

    Undercabinet lighting, over island lighting, ceiling fan with lights over table, lighting over sink, 7 can lights, and multiple skylights. You don't want your ceiling looking like swiss cheese, but you don't want to work in shadows. Have a highly qualified electrician do the installation, because they'll need to know codes re: insulation issues of can lighting. Make sure everything is on dimmers, with sufficient lumens to light your task areas. If you bake, know that halogens will melt some pastry work.

    You can always add toe kick lighting, in drawer lighting, in cabinet lighting, if you like.

  • Patty
    on Jul 24, 2020

    Canned lighting in kitchen and pendulum lighting over bar

  • Annie
    on Jul 24, 2020

    We went with recessed lighting, pot lights. Around the perimeter of the kitchen, then another two over the kitchen island.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Jul 24, 2020

    We just have two lights in our kitchen... we have a smaller light that hangs down over the cooking area and a larger/chandelier type light where we have our kitchen table.

  • Mogie
    on Jul 24, 2020

    We also have 2 lights in the kitchen. One on each side of the sink. They are medium sized metal light fixtures I got at amazon for $11.44 each. Their prices change depending on the amount of sales. Shortly after I ordered mine the price sky rocketed up to over $40 a fixture.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Jul 26, 2020

    I have a fan with a very pretty light kit with 5 globes and the fan has all Crome on it it lights the whole kitchen and small bar lights under cabinets

  • Betsy
    on Jul 26, 2020

    Hi Peggy: I have a unit over my sink that has 3 bulbs and one over the table that has a fan and 4 bulbs. Plenty of light :) I also have a bar light under the cupboards. Hope this helps.

  • Maura White
    on Jul 26, 2020

    Over the sink and another on the ceiling in the kitchen. We don't have a dimmer switch, but would love one. Recess lighting around the sink and cupboards looks so nice. I have an Edison light fixture similar to this one: https://amzn.to/2EpP3pz this is right in the center of the kitchen ceiling.

  • Maura White
    on Jul 26, 2020

    Over the sink and another on the ceiling in the kitchen. We don't have a dimmer switch, but would love one. Recess lighting around the sink and cupboards looks so nice. I have an Edison light fixture similar to this one: https://amzn.to/2EpP3pz this is right in the center of the kitchen ceiling.

  • KatAych
    on Jul 28, 2020

    Chandeliers over the sink and over the island.

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