Cheap Versus Steep: Kitchen Lighting

Brighten up your kitchen on any budget with these low-cost, mid-range and high-end kitchen lighting ideas.

Photo By: Designer, Beth Haley Design

Photo By: Designer, Shane Inman

Photo By: Merillat

Photo By: Designer, Tina Muller

Photo By: Designer, Ken Kelly

Cheap: Pendant Fixtures

Inexpensive pendant light fixtures can enhance visibility in kitchen zones where prepping, cooking and cleanup take place. Design by Beth Haley

Cheap: Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixture

If your kitchen is small, a single ceiling-mounted fixture can provide sufficient light without blowing your budget. Design by Celia Berliner

Mid-Range: Under-Cabinet Lighting

Light fixtures installed underneath cabinets can accentuate beautiful countertops and provide increased visibility for prepping food. Design by Shane Inman

Mid-Range: Lighted Cabinetry

Lighted display cabinets can be used to highlight beautiful dishes and kitchen accessories. Image courtesy of Merillat

Steep: Multiple Features

Homeowners with larger budgets can incorporate multiple types of lighting elements. This well-lit kitchen features pendants, recessed lighting, lighted display cabinets and wall sconces. Design by Tina Muller

Steep: Layers of Light

Under-cabinet fixtures, recessed lights, lighted display cabinets and chandeliers enhance this gourmet kitchen's luxurious design. Design by Ken Kelly

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