When it comes to planning out the lighting for your home, the kitchen might be the last room you consider. But it shouldn’t be. In fact, there are a wide range of stylish lighting options, that can totally transform your kitchen and cooking space. And here at K and M Maintenance, we can be just the team you need to help. As Preston’s leading residential electrical experts, we handle all manner of electrical installation, maintenance and repair tasks. As a result, we have produced this guide to stylish lighting options for your kitchen.

Under cabinet lighting

Installing spotlights or downlights that are fitted to the underside of the top row of cupboards in the kitchen, is known as under cabinet lighting. This type of lighting can be truly stunning in any kitchen style, as long as you choose appropriate fixtures. For example, a contemporary kitchen will suit a range of contemporary spotlights, while a rustic kitchen would be better served with brass coloured fixtures.

Under cabinet lighting is a practical kitchen option, as it illuminates the worktop underneath to create a great amount of task lighting. Perfect for prepping food.

Wall uplighters

Available in a wide range of styles, again this type of lighting can truly enhance any kitchen space. Why not position these as part of the feature wall, and choose fixtures that really stand out? Alternatively, they can be a great way to add atmosphere and soft lighting to a seating area in an open plan kitchen. Because these are up-lighters, they direct the light towards the ceiling. This means that they will not provide a good amount of task lighting, and should instead be used to create a relaxing environment.

Movable Lights

Lights that can be extended, moved and re-positioned can be really helpful in any kitchen. Especially for providing additional task lighting to help with cooking.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at K and M Maintenance.