Our Favorite Lighting Options for Your Kitchen


What are a few kitchen lighting options our contractors recommend for your kitchen remodel?

Thumb through any kitchen remodeling guide, and you’ll find an almost endless number of kitchen lighting options for your remodeling project. That’s why it’s always important that you turn to a professional for guidance.

One of the most important decisions that you’ll need to make is what types of lighting options you’ll choose for your new kitchen design. We’d like to help you get started, so we’ve put together some of our favorite kitchen lighting options.

Overhead Lighting

Overhead lighting provides general illumination for your entire kitchen. The precise type of fixture that you’ll choose will be determined by how much area you need it to cover. There are an endless number of styles for both flush mount and semi-flush mount fixtures to choose from. Also, the lights can be done individually or as part of a single fixture.

Under-Cabinet Lights

Adding under-cabinet lights to your cooking and food preparation areas is a great way to enhance your kitchen’s functionality. These types of lights will also add a warm, stylish glow to the room. There are three common under-cabinet lighting options: bars, strips, and pucks. Depending on the type you choose, they’ll either plug in or be powered by batteries.

Island Lights

Kitchen islands are extremely popular in modern homes. It should come as no surprise that adding lights is a popular lighting option. The lights you’ll add are typically referred to as hanging pendant lights, which are used to provide style and task lighting to either an island or countertop. While these lights look fantastic, their primary function is to provide additional illumination in areas where food is being prepared.

Track Lights

Track lighting has become one of the most popular kitchen lighting options in modern homes due to its flexibility. With track lighting, you can install a series of lights that can move independently of each other so that you have full control over where the light goes. You also have the option of installing the lights in a straight line or in basically any pattern you wish. Whether it’s an L-shape, curved pattern, multiple angles, etc.

Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting in your kitchen refers to lights that have been installed inside a hollow opening in the ceiling. This gives the appearance that a light is shining from a hole in the kitchen ceiling rather than from an actual bulb. This has been a popular lighting method for many years, and it continues to be a favorite amongst modern homeowners when doing a remodel. Just keep in mind that if overhead space isn’t available, you’ll need to rip out your ceiling and replace it.


Chandeliers have been the cornerstone of a fanciful kitchen for decades. Although there are many other types of kitchen lighting options available today, chandeliers continue to be at the top of their game. In fact, many designers have taken modern technologies such as dimmable LEDs and infused them into both classic and modern designs to create something truly special and eye-catching.

Natural Light

Another extremely popular kitchen lighting option in today’s remodeling environment is the use of natural light. This is a wonderful way to beautify your kitchen and save money on energy. Whether or not you can take advantage of this will depend on your current kitchen layout or the complexity of your kitchen remodel. If your current kitchen doesn’t give you the opportunity to use natural lighting, you’ll need to make some pretty big changes so that you can install large windows or a skylight.

Dimmer Switches

Dimmer switches have been around for a long time, but not enough households use them, in our opinion. Not only do they help save on electricity, but they’re an effective way to set the mood. With advances in technology, you can connect them to smart hardware. Alexa is an option allowing the level of the lights to be controlled by the sound of your voice.

LED Lights

In case you didn’t get the memo, incandescent bulbs are out and LED lights are in. LED lights use a fraction of the energy of traditional incandescent bulbs. This makes them a better option for homeowners who want to help the environment and save on their monthly utility bills. Fewer LED bulbs end up in landfills because they last so much longer, which makes it even better.

Contact Avery Home Remodeling for More Kitchen Lighting Options

As the premier bathroom and kitchen contractors in Clearwater, Avery Home Remodeling is the most popular choice of hundreds of homes. If you’d like to know how we can assist you in your next kitchen or bathroom remodeling project or would like a free, same-day estimate, reach out to us at (855) 447-9675 today.