Great kitchen lighting will dramatically improve the usability, safety, look and feel of your kitchen. It’s a detail that’s often overlooked or underestimated by designers and clients who often make the mistake of having too much, too little or the wrong type of lighting in each area.
We always urge all our clients to think carefully about how they plan to use their kitchen so that we can help them decide on the lighting design that will allow them to make the most of their favourite room for whatever and whenever it’s being used. We can then ensure our design includes the best lighting recommendations – including general, task and ambient – to ensure your kitchen meets your needs whatever you’re doing in it.
Task lighting helps safe working (for example, under wall cabinets for when you’re using knives) whilst ‘ambient’ lighting (for example, plinth lighting) really helps show your kitchen at its best by softening hard edges and removing shadows.
At Nicholas Hythe we know from experience that properly designed and sited kitchen lights will dramatically improve your kitchen’s look and feel and make a dramatic difference for relatively low cost provided thought is given to your requirements at the design stage.
And given kitchens are increasingly used as an additional living room, clever LED lighting design allows you to change the ambience of it depending on what it’s being used for and keep the running costs down – all important these days.
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