How to choose the right kitchen lighting for your new extension

How to choose the right kitchen lighting
It’s vital not to overlook lighting when designing a kitchen. Great lighting illuminates your kitchen, making it easy for you to prepare food whilst making your space more welcoming and suitable for socialising. As kitchen lighting is so important, you need to gain a detailed understanding of your options so you can select the right installation for you.

Opt for energy-efficient lighting
As your kitchen lighting is likely to be in use for a large amount of time, it’s important to opt for energy-efficient solutions that won’t be too expensive to use. LEDs are examples of energy-efficient bulbs that give out less heat and therefore help you to keep your kitchen cool. Motion sensors and dimmer switches can also help you avoid wasting energy when you’re lighting up your kitchen space.

Task lighting
There are many different kitchen lighting options that you can consider. A popular option is task lighting. This is a kind of lighting that enables you to focus your lights on the places you need to work. Task lighting is often installed inside drawers and cabinets, and it can also be added above countertops.

Under cabinet lighting
Under cabinet lighting allows you to direct light to areas where you need it the most, reducing the chances of shadows being cast on your countertop. If you do install under-cabinet task lighting, it’s best to have it installed along the front edge of your upper cabinets so it lights up your whole countertop space rather than just the wall. Under cabinet lighting also helps you keep your kitchen lit up at night time and can be used with dimmer switches.

General lighting
You also need to think about general lighting. Your general options can include recessed lighting, decorative lighting, pendant lighting and track lighting. Each of these options can help you illuminate your kitchen space and ensure it’s as stylish as it is functional.

How we can help?
At Kirkwood, we can come to your assistance if you’re seeking the ideal lighting solution for your kitchen extension. We have been in the business for many years and can help you create an Essex kitchen extension that not only adds value to your property but makes it a better place to live at the same time. There are so many creative options available, but we can work closely alongside you to create something that will serve you well and look fantastic for many years to come.

Get in touch with Kirkwood today
Why not connect with us if you have been thinking about installing a kitchen extension in Essex and need help choosing the right lighting solutions for your requirements? There are so many easy ways to get in touch with us. You can send an email to or call us on 01268 350290. Alternatively, you can complete the form on our website or use our popular live chat facility. We will get back to you as promptly as we possibly can.

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