By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:17:44 AM.
Flush mount lights are a popular choice in kitchens, as they attach to the ceiling with little to no gap between the fixture and the ceiling. This type of kitchen lighting is beneficial for many households, as it requires little cleaning and will never be in the way — an important consideration if you have low ceilings or a small kitchen.
Cabinet lighting can be extremely practical for deep or dark cabinets, but added to glass-front cabinetry it adds a cozy, romantic vibe and highlights your best cake stands and wine glasses. While installing rope or bar lights underneath your cabinetry can be a practical choice, installing them on top of your cabinets can create an ethereal, uplit effect on the ceiling that’s purely aesthetic.
Surface-mounted light fixtures were the standard choice for most general kitchen lighting from the early 20th century into the 1980s. That‘s when recessed fixtures first became widely available, and took the lead for a couple of decades. Then, with a growing awareness of the greater efficiency of a closed ceiling plus the design of more attractive units, surface light fixtures started to make a comeback.