How To Choose Kitchen Lighting

When it comes to renovating your kitchen, there are so many things to consider! From dishwashers, to stone benchtops, to faucets, to tiles, your choices are endless. However, one of the most important aspects of any indoor space is the lighting. Anything that’s too bright, or too dim, incorrectly positioned, will nag at the back of your mind for years- and who wants that kind of burden? But when you get it right, it’s just so right. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a list of ways that you can ensure you’re making the right choice when it comes to lighting in your kitchen.

Ambience

Any home renovation connoisseur knows that any living space is all about the ambience. Lighting plays a massive role in this. When choosing the lighting for your kitchen, ensure that you’re thinking about what kind of mood you want to create in the room. This is particularly important given that the kitchen is often a communal space, where friends, family and guests come together. So think about being cosy, but bright; clear, but warm.

Design

Good design depends on context. So, you may love a design or style while in the store, but will it match your kitchen layout and existing decor? With so many styles, colours and combinations on the market it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But with research, planning and potentially consultations with design experts, you’ll be on your way in no time. Remember: your kitchen should have multiple sources of lighting, so there’s room for variety in your choices.

Natural light

Let’s not forget one of the best sources of lighting: natural light. Where possible, make sure to plan for large windows or skylights to allow the sun to come through. Natural light can have transformative effects on your space; more than simply illuminating the room, it often creates an uplifting emotional effect on humans. However, natural light will also contain UV, which may cause materials in your kitchen to fade over time- so check with your designer about UV-resistant materials.

Stone Design Group specialise in a range of high quality, natural stone finishes including granite and marble benchtops as well as stone cladding and fireplaces. To learn more about our capabilities, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 03 9498 3444.