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Lighting Ideas For Your Denver Kitchen Remodeling Project

October 25, 2017

Kitchens are known as the heart of the home, so this space should feel warm and inviting. But unfortunately, many kitchens end up feeling cold and unwelcoming. How can you create the ideal atmosphere for your kitchen? The easiest way is with lighting. Here are some lighting ideas for your Denver kitchen remodeling project:

Edison Bulbs

Are you going for a rustic look in the kitchen? If so, then you may want to consider using Edison bulbs. These bulbs have a vintage feel and a soft warm glow that will make guests gravitate towards the kitchen. Hang a single Edison bulb over the sink or hang multiple bulbs over the kitchen island to achieve the look that you desire. Learn the quick history of Edison bulbs here.

Wall Sconces

Sconces are often used in bedrooms, living rooms, and hallways, but more homeowners are starting to incorporate them in the kitchen as well. These lights also give off a soft light and are used to accent certain areas of the kitchen. But, they won’t work in every type of kitchen. Sconces work well in kitchens that rely on open shelving instead of floor to ceiling cabinets. If your remodeled kitchen will have a lot of cabinets, it’s best to keep the lighting fixtures on the ceiling instead of the walls.


Chandeliers are traditionally found in elegant foyers or dining rooms, but they can also be used to make a bold statement in the kitchen. A chandelier can be hung above the island to draw attention to this area of the kitchen. This is a great alternative for people who want more glamour than traditional pendant lights can offer. If your kitchen island is large, you should consider adding more than one chandelier to make the space look even more chic and sophisticated.

Industrial Lighting

Another trend that has become increasingly popular is industrial style kitchens. This type of design is characterized by exposed pipes or beams, the use of wood and metal, and vintage-inspired accessories. If you are trying to achieve this look in your kitchen, look for brushed nickel, bronze, or rustic bronze lighting fixtures that have exposed bulbs. You can either hang a single, large industrial-style lighting fixture or choose several industrial pendant lights to hang in a row over the kitchen island.

Track Lighting

Do you spend a lot of time cooking in your kitchen? If so, talk to your team of remodelers about adding track lighting. This is a great way to add more light to areas that you spend a lot of time in within the kitchen. For example, if you tend to prepare food on the kitchen island, install track lights to shine on the island so you can see what you’re doing.

Are you ready to light up your kitchen? If so, get in touch with our team of professionals. In addition to remodeling kitchens, we can also help clients remodel their bathrooms and finish their basements. Let us help you bring your vision to life! Contact Ridgeline Design and Build in Colorado today for your free consultation at 303-346-6100.