Lighting is an integral part of the kitchen: not only does it help to achieve the
right ambience for the room, but it is vitally important for safety reasons - to
illuminate surfaces where you will be using sharp knives, and where there
are hot plates or ovens. Storage areas should also be efficiently lit. Lighting
can be divided into three main area - general, task and mood lighting. This
is something we can help you with.
Some things to consider when choosing lighting fixtures and fittings:
• Darker finished surfaces absorb considerably more light than lighter
• A highly reflective benchtop surface will reflect any under cabinet lighting.
• If a surface has a textural quality which requires attention, lighting can be
directed at surface at an angle to emphasize the feature. Walls need to be
properly finished for best results.
• A bright all white kitchen may require softening for an evening's
• Selecting a bulb that provides a 'cooler' light quality will be more
complementary in, for example, a blue-coloured kitchen.