Selecting the lighting for your utility room and kitchens can be a tricky task. You want the brightness to help with even the most intricate tasks, whether this be food prep, working at the kitchen island or doing the ironing. But you also want the flexibility to turn down the lights to create ambiance if you’re hanging out with friends or relaxing once the kids have gone to bed.
Under cabinet lighting is a smart of way of adding task lighting to utility rooms and kitchen counters. If your mantra is “the brighter the better” then mini fluorescent or LED tubes are your best bet but if you want a subtler effect LED strip lights could be the way to go. They’re relatively cheap and easy to install, plus adding them above your kitchen cabinets can create the feeling of a much bigger space.
Just because a utility room is functional, it doesn’t mean the lighting should be as well. Adding a couple of stylish retro wall lights or a striking pendant could easily help liven up an otherwise boring space and add an interesting feature. Three or more spotlights mounted on a plate are another fab way to introduce bright, focussed task lighting to an area without sacrificing anything in the appearance stakes. You can control the direction of the light to focus on sinks, cookers or kitchen islands, anywhere you need a little extra light to get the task in hand, completed.