The kitchen, for the most part, is a work space. This requires that sufficient lighting is available in order to work safely and efficiently, especially with all those knives and sharp objects around.
This makes lighting a very important consideration when planning kitchen renovations or even when building a new kitchen for new homes. And the importance of lighting goes just beyond purpose, since it can also help in improving the appeal and ambience of a kitchen. For instance, some people have recessed lighting installed under their cabinets, the light of which provides enough light for working on the counters and at the same time give the space a much cozier appeal. This also makes for a great idea especially if the cabinets block off lights from your ceiling. When it comes to island lighting, some people will prefer to have hanging lamps, which is great for as long as it is set high enough to avoid anyone from hitting their heads against it yet low enough to provide ample lighting.