Best Places to Add Task Lighting into Your Kitchen

When you flip through home magazines, you may be captivated by how bright and open the rooms feel. Maybe when you bought your home, you noted how much natural light the rooms had. Maybe better lighting is something you’re looking for in your kitchen remodel.

One of the best ways to optimize your space is by making sure task lighting is included. Deciding what type of lighting and where to put it may be a challenge. One of the discussions to include during the design phases is how to add ample task lighting.

The Basic Subcategories of Light

Finding the right lighting is all about balance. There are combinations of light that come together to make up the lighting in your remodeled space.

The 3 basic subcategories of light include:

  1. Ambient lighting
  2. Accent lighting
  3. Task lighting

Ambient lighting is what you find in every space- general lighting. Accent lighting highlights specific elements or adds pops of color.

What is Task Lighting?

Task lighting is a way to properly illuminate areas you use for daily tasks. When lighting an area focus on what you do or what you want to do in your space. Task lighting focuses on adding just the right amount of light to a space based on personal preference. Task lighting in kitchens is helpful in many ways.

Some places to consider adding task lights include…

Over Sink

Adding a light over your sink is a great idea for helping you effectively and safely wash dishes. A pendant light is a great option for this area.

Kitchen Drawers

When you open your refrigerator, there is always a light to help you see what you need. What if the same was true with your kitchen drawers? This lighting will help you save time by being able to quickly find the kitchen tool you need.


You can safely prep ingredients while reading recipes with lighting that illuminates your countertops.

Kitchen Islands

Adding task lighting over your island is great if you plan on using it as a workspace.

The next step to your kitchen lighting design could be adding accent lighting like- recessed lighting, over the cabinet lighting, or toe kick lighting. Stay tuned to our future blogs where we will dive further into accent lighting and everything remodeling. We post new blogs every Friday!

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Allison Guido

Almar's CEO has over 20 years of experience in the remodeling industry. She is constantly learning and looking for ways to improve our homeowners' remodeling process and experience. Her mission is to break the Contractor Stereo Type and provide a great product at a good price for our homeowners.