Lighting is an important aspect of any kitchen design, especially in small spaces. Designing the lighting for the kitchen doesn’t have to be a complex task. When designing the lighting for a small space it is important to create layers. Any successful design needs to include task lighting, ambient lighting and decorative lighting.
The task lighting should be strategically placed over the areas where food preparation will take place. This would include areas under the upper cabinet and over the island. Ambient lighting often placed under the upper cabinets or recessed in the ceiling, work to create a warm and inviting space. When deciding on the decorative lighting for the space, be sure the scale of the fixture is the right size for the space.