Kitchens used to be the back room of the house and not visible to guests. It was the prep room you didn’t want your guests to see and was more about function then style. In a growing number of homes today, your kitchen is often as much a living room as your actual living room thanks to open-concept design. Because your kitchen is the center of your home, it should be dressed accordingly with lighting:
Ambient lighting: You can use a chandelier, a flush mount or semi-flush fixture as the main light in your kitchen. A good rule to follow for installation is making sure the bottom of the fixture should be at least 7 feet from the floor.
Task lighting: To light areas like your kitchen island or breakfast nook, use a lighting fixture with 2 or 3 shades, or install multiple pendants to highlight important tasks like meal prep. Properly install your fixture here by measuring 30 inches from the top of the island or table.
Accent lighting: Here's where you use low-voltage fixtures in, under or over cabinets to highlight certain features like beautiful dishes or crown moulding. LED tape is a great option because it doesn't use a lot of energy but gives off a nice glow.