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What ways are there to light my kitchen?

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 Kitchen by Urban Myth, Modern
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We all want our homes to be filled with beautiful natural light, but no room needs it more than your kitchen. Think about what you do on a daily basis in your cooking area and you'll realise having plenty of light and functional space is a priority, which any kitchen planner would concur with. 

Fear not if you don't know how to include more light in your kitchen plans, or are unsure which designs will make the best use of it because we've found some incredible projects that will give you all the information and inspiration you could need. 

Let's take a look!

1. Pendulum lights add extra glamour

 Kitchen by STUDIO 9010, Modern
STUDIO 9010

Private Residential Refurbishment, Kent

STUDIO 9010

2. Going without curtains will make the room brighter

3. A modular design breaks up opaque light barriers perfectly

4. Skylights are a great natural light solution

5. Pale pastel cabinets keep the light flowing

 Kitchen by Harvey Jones Kitchens, Modern
Harvey Jones Kitchens

Painted Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones

Harvey Jones Kitchens

6. LED spotlights add incredible task lighting

 Kitchen by Harvey Jones Kitchens, Classic
Harvey Jones Kitchens

Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones

Harvey Jones Kitchens

7. Have three layers of lighting

 Kitchen by Rencraft, Classic
Rencraft

Modern meets Edwardian.

Rencraft

Skylights, main lights and under-cabinet installations.

8. An open-plan design will feel brighter

9. Try to utilise natural light from every angle

10. Gloss white surfaces will seem to stretch forever

 Kitchen by AR Design Studio, Modern
AR Design Studio

AR Design Studio- Abbots Way

AR Design Studio

11. Even traditional white cabinets will look fresh and light

 Kitchen by deVOL Kitchens, Country
deVOL Kitchens

The Clapham Classic English Kitchen by deVOL

deVOL Kitchens

12. Use the full height of the room for extra light

13. Include glazing in every wall if possible

 Kitchen by Harvey Jones Kitchens, Classic
Harvey Jones Kitchens

Painted Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones

Harvey Jones Kitchens

14. Wide windows offer panoramic illumination

15. Even black can look bright with French doors

 Kitchen by AR Design Studio, Modern
AR Design Studio

AR Design Studio- The Medic's House

AR Design Studio

16. Include as many windows as possible

 Kitchen by A1 Lofts and Extensions, Minimalist
A1 Lofts and Extensions

Richmond Full House Refurbishment

A1 Lofts and Extensions

Especially if you choose a dark floor.

17. Island lighting is practical and looks amazing

 Kitchen by Rencraft, Classic Wood Wood effect
Rencraft

Timeless Greys

Rencraft

18. Unfussy industrial styling never swallows up natural light

 Kitchen by LWK Kitchens, Industrial
LWK Kitchens

Warehouse kitchen design

LWK Kitchens

19. Marble adds luxury

 Kitchen by Luke Cartledge Photography, Classic
Luke Cartledge Photography

Open-Plan Kitchen, Dining Room and Media Room

Luke Cartledge Photography

And a reflective surface for light to bounce off.

20. A glass roof will make your kitchen dazzling

 Kitchen by Nash Baker Architects Ltd, Modern Glass
Nash Baker Architects Ltd

​Kitchen and sitting area with views of the back garden at Bedford Gardens house.

Nash Baker Architects Ltd

21. Small skylights are an easy way to brighten a kitchen extension

 Kitchen by Barc Architects, Modern
Barc Architects

Headlands Cottage—Interior

Barc Architects

22. A monochrome scheme will help emphasise all the natural light

23. Draw extra sunshine indoors with yellow accents

 Kitchen by Urban Myth, Modern
Urban Myth

A modern kitchen in rural location

Urban Myth

For even more kitchen inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 12 kitchen counters that are ideal for small homes.

 Houses by Casas inHAUS, Modern

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