Cabinet lighting in kitchens is something that many homeowners do not think of until after the fact. Custom homes always have a kitchen that would be the envy of any chef. Cabinetry in these kitchens is custom-built to the dimensions of the room and requires specialty light fixtures to properly illuminate. It is doubtful that the homeowner, after having moved in, is going to find anything on the open retail market that will do justice to their interior design.
Fortunately, Illuminations Lighting and Design has access to specialty kitchen cabinet lighting fixtures that are custom manufactured to fit the dimensions of any kitchen cabinet interior or under cabinet surface. In fact, we specialize in residential kitchen lighting plans for any size kitchen that typically include recessed lighting, decorative lighting, artwork lighting and other specialty lighting equipment.
Since many kitchen cabinets have glass windows built into the doors, it behooves the homeowner to showcase the contents with a discreet and powerful light source that will bring out the rich colors of spices, cookware, wine, and condiments stored within. There are several things that we, as a lighting design firm, strongly recommend for this application.
The first of these recommendations is to invest now in linear strips that power the latest generation of LED lamps. These LED cabinet lighting upgrade lamps are heat free and do not emit any ultraviolet radiation. Any condiments or spices stored in a cabinet will be better preserved under this light. The decorative aspect of such a display is also enhanced by the LED’s super energy efficiency. These lamps use only 10 percent the electricity as other sources and can be left on indefinitely.
When your friends and family come to stay the night, one of the best rooms in your home can actually be your kitchen, warmly illuminated by a plethora of color temperature options shining out from behind the glass doors of your kitchen cabinets.
Under cabinet lighting is another very important component to a well-decorated kitchen. The very presence of a cabinet is going to cast a shadow over part of the countertop. Since you have no doubt invested heavily in a granite or marble kitchen counter that deserves the best possible visibility, it makes sense to invest in a controllable light source that can evenly disperse light over the entirety of the countertop with a minimum of reflective glare.
In some kitchens too, cove lighting mounted on top of the cabinets is used to highlight the areas around the ceiling. While this may not apply to your kitchen if it has been designed with coves, consider this option as a means of creating an additional layer of light in the far corners and upper reaches of the walls. By doing so, you can make even the most eclectic interior architecture work for you by dispelling shadows and creating controllable mood lighting in the most unique of places.
ILD can plan lighting designs to equip your kitchen with cabinet lighting solutions that range from traditional incandescent and xenon sources for under the cabinet illumination to ultra-sophisticated, rich color temperature LEDs that will bring out the very best attributes of your prized cookware and dinnerware collections.
Request a design consultation today to evaluate your kitchen lighting, and let us custom design lighting for your kitchen cabinets that will make one of the most important rooms in your home one of the most beautiful as well.
We can be reached in Houston at 713-863-1133. Illuminations Lighting Design is the only “One Stop” destination for lighting design, engineering, landscape lighting services and installation in the state of Texas, and remains unrivaled by any lighting firm in the United States for lighting that is art. As homes grow larger and needs become more complex, having a single resource provides home owners with peace of mind. This translates into a smoother process, reduced costs and a better product.