This contemporary kitchen features an extended countertop for added seating and easier food prep. White upper cabinets, countertops and backsplash give the space a clean, modern look. Under-cabinet lighting, as well as ambient lighting and an industrial pendant light illuminate the space.
Under- cabinet lighting reflects beautifully off the white glass tile backsplash in the simple, contemporary kitchen. A white and gray color scheme is a chic combination that leaves the space feeling soft and airy.
Warm wood cabinets with centered metallic hardware and under-cabinet lighting create a cozy feel in this open kitchen. The room contains neutral countertops, stainless steel appliances and a tile backsplash.
Interior and under-cabinet lights add instant flair to this stylish kitchen, a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner. Designer Judith Wright Sentz of Judith Wright Design used ribbon lights in the leaded-glass cabinets to illuminate the shelves within and low voltage lights under the cabinets to bathe the countertops below in warm light.
The front load washing machine and dryer are perfect for concealing within a fitted cabinet space. Cabinet doors blend the machines into the built in storage around them topped with light gray granite countertop. A sink and additional work space allow the space to be a multipurpose area.
Two globe pendant lights add a pop of color to the gray and white color scheme of this kitchen design. Bar chairs with gray seats and a wood base blend the cool toned look of the kitchen with the warm hardwood floor. The sleek finishes and stylish large tile backsplash give a polished look to the room.
Under-cabinet lighting can make your kitchen feel a bit more homey, especially if you don’t have a chandelier or pendant lighting. Lighting is probably the fastest changing aspect of building right now with the introduction of many new LED fixtures, says Brad Cruickshank, owner of Atlanta-based Cruickshank Remodeling. Under-cabinet LEDs are great, too, he says. “No more flickering fluorescents and no more burning your hand on halogen or xenon lamps,” he says.
This bright, Tudor kitchen features new recessed LED lights installed in the ceiling with dimmers. The wall cabinets have a LED light under them, mounted at the front for maximum task lighting. The wall cabinets also holds the state-of-the-art tracks with outlets at 6” on center, providing all the plugs one could ever need without breaking up the clean look of the backsplash tile.
Installing lighting on cabinets isn’t just a practical improvement. It can make the whole room glow, especially if you take a multi-directional approach. This kitchen features uplighting from energy-efficient LED tape on the top cabinets, and task lighting from LED under-cabinet fixtures on the bottom cabinet, both from Kichler. Kichler recommends dimmable task lighting for the kitchen so that you can make it as bright as necessary for doing prep work but dial it down for evening mood-setting.