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6 Beautiful Tiny House Kitchen Lighting Options

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Tiny house kitchen wall lights

Great lighting is important for your tiny house kitchen, and throughout your home.

There are many different lighting options to choose from before you design your small space. 

You’ll have to decide whether you want to add focused lighting or ambient lighting, as well as how much natural light you want coming into your kitchen.

In this article, we give you the six best options for tiny house kitchen lighting, with some examples along the way.

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights are one of the most popular ways to produce ambient tiny house kitchen lighting. LED lights are small but powerful lights that are energy-efficient and easy to install.

The beauty of an LED light is that it produces very little heat, uses far less energy than a standard bulb, and comes in a range of color tones to provide the perfect ambient lighting for your space.

Tiny house kitchen ceiling lights
Ceiling lights in the New Beginnings tiny house by Build Tiny

Back lights

Backlights are excellent options for space-saving lights. There are many ways you can implement this trendy design, from kitchen cabinets to backsplashes. Along with some providing ambient lighting, backlights can help to illuminate the most aesthetic parts of your kitchen.

Backlights add to the mood of your home and help create a unique aesthetic feel.

Wall lights

If you require a little more focused lighting for specific tasks, try a simple wall lamp. These are available in various sizes and styles and take up minimal space on your wall.

Tiny house kitchen lighting
Tiny house wall lights in the Autumn tiny house by Build Tiny

A wall light may encroach on the space in your kitchen, but utilizing one or two could help to increase visibility around some of the essential areas in your kitchen.

Under-cabinet lighting

Lights that fit under your cabinets are a great example of task lighting, i.e., that which serves a specific purpose. Under-cabinet lights allow you to make the most of your available space by attaching them to the fixtures in your kitchen.

In addition, task lighting tends to be around three times brighter than ambient lighting, making it easier to complete your kitchen tasks.

Standalone lamps

Lamps are another way to light up your tiny house kitchen, however, they are one of the least preferred methods because they use up your countertop space or shelving space.

One advantage is that they can be moved to other parts of the kitchen or tiny house, as well as being more customisable.

We haven’t found many tiny houses that use lamps in their kitchen area, so we recommend going with ceiling or wall lights for starters.

Natural lighting

Lastly, it’s important to consider how much natural light you want in your tiny house kitchen.

Fortunately, tiny houses are great at enabling natural light to flow throughout the whole property. Large windows in your living space or loft areas can often provide enough natural light for your kitchen too.

Many tiny homes also incorporate large tiny house kitchen windows into their design, so that you’re able to enjoy the views and the warmth from natural sunlight.