If you’ve ever been in your kitchen at night or during the early morning when the lighting isn’t the best you may have probably thought about remodeling. This is because the kitchen can be one of the most irritating things to navigate in the dark due to all the counters and appliances in the space. It’s also one of the most likely places you’re going to find yourself if you wake up in the middle of the night thirsty or craving a light snack. So, what are some things we can do to increase the amount of lighting in your kitchen to the make it easier to see when you are cooking or when you are going for that late night snack that you so desperately want? Let’s find out, shall we?
Why lighting is important in a kitchen
When you have good lighting in your kitchen you can avoid accidents from happening. By having better lighting you will be able to see how your cooking is going better and even be able to determine how ready certain foods are easier, especially if they are darker in color. On top of that bright lighting can be especially important if you’re a chef or someone who likes to make specialty food in their spare time. You’ll never see a dimly-lit kitten in a professional environment because of how important lighting is in tell if the food is ready or not.
Additionally, a brightly-lit kitchen can feel more inviting as well. By having a bright environment you can encourage your family to sit down and spend time with you while you are cooking. Or to eat together at the dinner table more frequently. Yet, if you have a dreary kitchen with barely any lights then nobody’s is really going to want to hang out there. Also, aesthetically if you have a kitchen that’s nicely lit it’s going to look better. So if you ever want to sell your house in the future it will be a staple of getting buyers interested in your property. And, of course, it’s just nice to have enough light to see what you’re doing no matter what room we are talking about.
Night time fixes
One of the easiest solutions to illuminate your kitchen during the night is actually just installing a night light in your kitchen. night lights are rather cheap and can be found in just about any store you can think of. They are also completely easy to install as you only have to plug them into the wall making them so simple even a child can use them. All you have to do is leave them out before you go to bed and then you’ll have a bit of light to use when you navigate yourself in the kitchen late at night. This solution will cons you as cheap as 5 dollars, so you really can’t beat that price.
Next, you can install some motion-sensitive lights that also plug into your wall outlets. Although these lights cost a bit more (around 15 dollars), they are easy and fast fix if you’re just looking to get some light for after you go to bed tonight. It’s also another cheap solution meaning that you won’t have to spend a ton of money on trying to improve the light in your kitchen when you’re using it the least. These lights can be found pretty much anywhere. As well and are easy to set up with many of them just having to be plugged into an outlet. The best part is they won’t stay on all night as they are only activated when you walk into the kitchen.
Light up your cabinets
You may not have even thought about it but one of the most attractive, efficient yet out of the way places to put LED lights is actually under your cabinets. Now you may be wondering just how this will look. If you put LED light strips under your cabinet you can get a really attractive glow that makes your home look extremely modern and inviting. These lights can stay lit up all the time and you don’t have to worry about them getting hot to the touch since LEDs run cool. On top of that they won’t run up your energy bill and they’re easy to remove if you ever choose to do so.
These LEDs can be easily applied by you just stick them on the bottom of your counter with little to no resistance. They also come off just as easy and barely leave any residue showing that they were there. If you choose the right lights they will give off an incredibly soft glow that will light up your counter space yet won’t be too harsh on your eyes. They’re also incredibly easy to put inside your cabinets so when you want to find food there you can see what you’re doing a little bit easier.
Also, you can customize the LED lights to whatever color you want. If you’ve always dreamed of having a soft blue glow to your kitchen like an aquarium then these lights will allow you to do that. LEDs basically come in all colors to give you a shade that will go with any color paint you want to put in your kitchen. And if you just want to go with the basics, there is also the option of white light that you can install that can go with just about any decor you can imagine. Don’t be afraid to experiment and see what looks best in your home.
There are two ways to light your kitchen to make your life easier for you. From cheap nightlights to making an attractive color display from LED strip lights, in this article, there is something for everybody who wants to light up their kitchen even more. You can even do things like go all out and install LED track lights in the kitchen to give you even more illumination when cooking. The choice is up to you and how much money you want to put in to light up your kitchen. But no matter what, your local light store is sure to have plenty of options for you to look at to make your dream kitchen come true.