The busiest room in the home, and the centre of activity for cooking, dining and entertaining, a lot of thought should go into lighting for the kitchen. As a multi-functional space, layered lighting is essential.
Downlights, pendants and spotlights are important for meal preparation areas where you'll be chopping, slicing and reading a recipe. It's important to have the light positioned in front of you to ensure you don't cast a shadow on the working surface. Mixed with ambient lighting, you can illuminate the entire room while still creating a warm, inviting atmosphere. Ceiling fans help ventilate the area and add a casual air to the room.