Make Light Work - Ideas for Kitchen Lighting

Great kitchen lighting is a key element of any kitchen design. It enhances the overall interior and the design-savvy really understand its importance. Roundhouse kitchen designers always keep abreast of all the latest lighting trends. They use their years of experience in planning bespoke kitchens to help integrate kitchen lighting into their beautiful kitchen schemes.

What’s available in kitchen lighting?

Simply put, there’s a great deal of choice. From fully integrated lighting solutions, Bluetooth or app-controlled systems, to gorgeous decorative pendants. Kitchen lighting is emerging from its regular place under kitchen wall cabinets to make a dramatic statement.

For discreet even lighting the latest LED linear strip lights are hard to beat. They provide strong task lighting and through developments in technology, can be dimmed to produce a smooth, even continuous strip of light, even at low levels. This avoids the ‘spotting’ of light that previous LED strips produced.  Versatile and stylish LED linear strips can be used to add drama or accents. Try them under a breakfast bar for example, or on top/underneath wall cabinets.

The latest lighting control systems allow operation of the light in many areas at the same time. Controlled independently or in multiple zones concurrently, these systems can create the perfect lighting ambience in each location. Colour temperature changing lighting creates drama in a luxury kitchen design. It works particularly well in open plan kitchens, from warm colours to very cool, it can be controlled via Bluetooth or an app.

Pendant lighting over a kitchen island is both attractive and practical. There is a huge range available, from minimal discreet designs, to statement lights that create a focal point in a made to measure kitchen.

Roundhouse kitchen designer, Sam Hart says, “Lighting is a crucial element in the final design of any kitchen. LED spot lighting is the go-to choice for an overall lighting scheme. Statement pendant lights over a kitchen island area a hugely popular form of task lighting. Used judiciously plinth lighting and LED lighting strips are a great way to introduce colour, drama, atmosphere and also a bit of fun into the kitchen.”

Our expert kitchen designers can help you make the best choices for your Roundhouse bespoke kitchen. Visit any of our six showrooms; Wigmore St, Clapham, Fulham, Richmond, Guildford & Cheltenham and get planning!