Good lighting is a must-have for small kitchens. If possible, make the most of your natural light. For those putting together small kitchen extension ideas, consider adding a large window to your plans to help your room feel bright and airy, adding to the sense of space.
If you’re not planning to extend, try adding roller or Venetian blinds instead of curtains. Avoid placing ornaments or plants on the windowsills, as these will decrease the amount of natural light emitted into your space.
For artificial lighting, avoid using fussing light fittings unless you have a very high ceiling. Spotlighting is usually your best option, as these ensure an uncluttered feel.
Other kitchen lighting ideas for small kitchens include integrated solutions that highlight your prep areas. Consider choosing in-cabinet, under-cabinet or accent spotlighting to add layered lighting texture to your space. Adding this type of lighting will bring depth and interest to your kitchen, encouraging a sense of space.