You've finally determined how you want your kitchen to look, feel and flow, now it's time to address your kitchen's lighting.

General, ambient and task lighting can enhance the beauty of the cabinetry in the room and create the atmosphere you require for every occassion and time of day.

Is your kitchen north facing? If so, this will make the room appear much darker in the winter months. Strategically placed light in certain areas will alleviate dark corners.

LED lighting is directional and highlights certain areas instead of cascading together, which is why it's primarily used for task, accent or mood lighting.

Remember to kepp the proportions of the space in mind when you choose overhead or pendant fixtures as well. If the light is too large or too small it may not suit the application and the end result will be disappointing.

These tips are worth the effort of looking into in order to achieve the end result you've envisioned!


Here at Canaan, we believe that your home should reflect your own uniqueness. Which is why we take the time during our initial consultation to understand what makes you tick – we’ll determine your likes, dislikes, wants and desires. Our designers will then present you with a proposed design, without any commitment required so you can make the most educated decision possible. Sound good? Great! Are you ready to take the first step in getting the home of your dreams? Book your initial consultation with one of our designers today!

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