There are a number of options available for lighting the kitchen in your home, including:

  • Pendant Lights: These light fixtures extend down from the ceiling, and are a good way to provide direct lighting to an island or bar.
  • Sink Lights: A florescent light is often installed directly over the sink to provide lighting while working.
  • Under Cabinet Lights: Small florescent light fixtures can be installed under hanging cabinets to provide direct lighting to countertops.
  • Recessed Lights: Ceiling mounted recessed light fixtures can provide lighting around the perimeter in a kitchen as well as throughout the room.

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I love these pendant lights that this homeowner installed in their kitchen just recently. You know lighting is something that, if it’s done right, can certainly improve the appearance of a kitchen as well as the way it functions. This is a great example, because they’re very attractive, but also provide some needed illumination right on this island where a lot of food preparation takes place.

Now, almost every kitchen has a light over its sink, which is good because a lot of work takes place here, but you can do the exact same thing right under a cabinet that will provide light – very even light – all over your countertop itself.

Now, a very popular way of lighting the kitchen are recessed lights, and this homeowner recently installed a few additional recessed lights around the perimeter of the room, and they can do a couple of things. They can provide task lighting for a particular area of your countertop. But with them being installed around the perimeter of this kitchen, they also kind of even the light out quite a bit, so that has certainly made a difference in this kitchen.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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