Dear Ant & Claire,
I have just changed my kitchen to a dining
/ kitchen and am unsure of the best way
to light the two areas – I would like
something funky and decorative!
Lorraine – Glasgow
Lighting a dining kitchen can prove tricky
as you need a good level of task light in
the working area and a more ambient solution
in the dining area.
It is best to switch these two areas separately.
See picture 1 - For good general light in
the working area without any shadows a good
solution is always recessed spots and if
you don’t have space to recess you
could always install a canopy over the area
to recess into. There are many great possibilities
for above a dining table, this rise and
fall “Le Cube” is just one of
a number of similar styles on our site.
Another solution would be a matching semi
flush fitting and pendant to hang over the
table such as the “Sabre” range,
picture 2 this gives the whole space a uniform
look and there is still good light in the
working area as this range uses bright G9
bulbs and for extra task light install under
Happy cooking in your lovely new kitchen!