Lighting tends to be one of the most overlooked and under-appreciated aspects of a kitchen during the design process. There is an art to lighting a kitchen, though lighting usually goes unnoticed unless it’s planned poorly. And that isn’t discovered until after the contractor is long gone.
Remember the days when kitchens were lit with a single fixture in the center of the ceiling and maybe some fluorescent accents that would constantly flicker? There’s no excuse for that anymore, thanks to the vast array of lighting options and industry experts available to devise a custom plan for your kitchen.
I spoke with two such experts, interior designer Katie Anderson and lighting designer Randall Whitehead, about the importance of investing time and money into a proper lighting plan, and how to design the best scheme for any kitchen.