Adding the perfect lighting can change the whole perspective of how you look at your kitchen. Lightning is an essential part of the kitchen. While remodeling or renovating your kitchen fixtures or hardware, you must take care of this part efficiently. Lightning can make your kitchen look really aesthetic, and it will also improve the quality of time you spend in the kitchen. 

Types Of Kitchen Lighting

There are different types and styles of lightning you can install in the kitchen based on the kitchen’s theme and the ambiance you’re looking forward to creating.

Ambient Lights


ambient lighting in modern kitchen

Ambient Lights create a soft and creative ambiance in the room. You can add these lights as an addition to natural lights or fill the absence of light in the kitchen.

This lighting creates a calming and relaxing environment in your kitchen which makes your cooking experience better, and you can enjoy your chores with peaceful vibes to relax your mind. The best thing about ambient lighting is it also highlights and brings out the architectural design of a place to enhance your kitchen’s interior.

Ceiling Lights


modern ceiling lighting

Ceiling lights are common, providing a clean and sleek look to your kitchen. You can install these lights on the ceiling to create an ambient theme.

Ceiling lighting needs to be bright, uniform, and reliable, and you can maintain them for the long term. Ceiling lights are also energy efficient, and it doesn’t only illuminate your kitchen space but also give an aesthetically pleasing look to your kitchen. 

Track Lights


track lighting in modern kitchen

These lights are usually installed in the strips to create a linear pattern. If you’re someone who loves aesthetic lights, these will be a great addition to your kitchen. To make the perfect focus light, you can install these lights on the kitchen counters.  Track lighting is perfect for highlighting different features and decor of your kitchen, and it also provides the needed depth.

Also, one of the benefits of track lighting is that it is moveable, unlike other types of lighting, and you can move it based on the mood of lighting you want. These lights are thin and can be mounted in both small and large kitchens.

Pendant Lights


pendant lighting in kitchen

Pendant lights are perfect for installing over the kitchen island to enhance the look of your kitchen. These lights hang from the ceiling, and you can choose the different styles based on your preferences.

The most common type of pendant light is the one you see with a single bulb enclosed with a globe-shaped cover, but there are a variety of options available in pendant lights, and each of them has different characteristics and styles.

LED Strip Lights


LED strip lighting

LED strip lights are famous for creating a modern look in the kitchen, and they are also ideal because they consume less energy. In addition, LED lights have a longer life span, and you can create a great ambiance using them. LED lights are not only energy efficient but also work great as decorative lights for your kitchen, and you can style them in many different ways.

Where Should We Install Lighting In The Kitchen?

If you’re wondering about the spots in the kitchen where you can add lightning to set up the mood of your kitchen, here’s the list to help you choose the best areas.


  1. Above the Counter Top

  2. Under the Cabinets

  3. Over the Island

  4. Ceiling

  5. Over the Kitchen Sink

Above The Countertops

lighting above countertop 

If you use your kitchen Island for multiple tasks, decorating pendant lights can be a great addition to your kitchen. Always choose the lights with an adjustable head so you can set the beam according to your requirements.

Under The Cabinets


lighting under cabinets

Under the cabinets lighting is the best and most convenient way to upgrade the look of your kitchen to make it look more modern and aesthetic. The sleek and clean LED lights under the cabinets create the ambience of the kitchen. Under-cabinet lighting adds a seamless and clean look to the cabinets, and it also stays hidden. You can also add a dimmer to the LED lights to increase or dim the intensity to set the ambiance.

Over The Island


lighting over kitchen island

Lighting the countertop is the most precise task, and that’s definitely not something you should be skipping. The countertops have shiny surfaces because of their material, such as granite or marble; that’s why we should use soft lights above the countertops to avoid harsh reflections.

Over The Kitchen Sink


lighting over kitchen sink

The sink is the most used part of the kitchen; that’s why it is important that you light up the sink to see the dishes you are washing. You can simply use a recessed can over the sink or track headlight for the spot.




ceiling lights in kitchen

Ceiling lights are really popular and provide a soft and impressive look to your kitchen. There are multiple options for the lights you can choose for the ceilings, such as hanging lights, or you can directly get them installed into the ceiling for a peaceful and calm ambiance.


How do I install my kitchen lighting?

Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or just installing the lights, you must take professional services to complete the task efficiently. Kitchen lighting includes the complete installation process, such as wiring and fixing the lights, and getting professional help assures you the best and most durable results without any damage. 

To learn more about our kitchen lighting services, please get in touch with us here at Marich Inc. We would be happy to visit your home for a free consultation regarding kitchen remodeling in Austin TX and the surrounding areas. Call us at (512) 952-1868 for a free consultation.


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