Light the Way
As the nights draw in closer, the Ream Kitchen Designers turn to kitchen lighting ideas with pictures which can enhance your culinary experience.
Our kitchens have transformed from a place of preparing meals to a modern space where we have casual dining, a social space to entertain and possibly a comfy sofa and a large TV. While we watch children doing their homework or catching up over a glass of wine, Ream Kitchen Designers give you the kitchen lighting tips to make a cosy and inviting room at the heart of your home.
Creating a mood with the right lighting can enhance the brightness to make a small kitchen feel larger.
Our Ream designers agree that the best time to decide on kitchen lighting is during the planning stage when the kitchen design is signed off. Leaving it as an afterthought can limit the possibilities. Our Ream Kitchen Designers walk you through kitchen lighting designs to maximise your space.
Kitchen lighting advice
Lara, Ream Kitchens Designer comments “when working with clients for new kitchen, we advise to consider three types of kitchen lighting ambient lighting to set the mood, task or practical lighting for safe cooking and preparation and feature lighting to add the wow factor”. With a mix of beautiful lighting and practical lighting your new kitchen can be shown off as a room with many different uses from multiple light fittings.
Ambient Kitchen Lighting
Dennis, Ream Kitchen Designer says “to create moods for your kitchen consider ambient lighting, on a separate control with a dimmer, if possible”. With background illumination achieve a relaxed mood with ambient wall lights and up-lighters. The lights will add practicality and also add a stunning feature in your kitchen lighting design.
Kitchen Practical/Task Lighting
Bright lights fitted in three central areas takes care of the key tasks in a kitchen practical lighting. Utilising under cabinet lights above the hob, above the sink and in the chopping or preparation areas create light areas to function well in your kitchen. The use of track lighting and down-lights can compliment the use of under cabinet lights too.
Feature Kitchen Lighting
Feature or accent lighting highlights key areas in the kitchen such as under cupboard LED cabinet lights, plinth lights, the cooker or extractor lights, lighting in and around appliances etc. For glass kitchen cabinets, having display lights can create a warm feature too. View more of our Kitchen lighting options from Ream or talk to a designer for your kitchen lighting design.