2. What style of kitchen do you have?
Another imperative consideration is the style of kitchen. For example, if you have a traditional cottage with a characterful soft wooden kitchen it would be a shame to put cool modern lighting in as this could work against the style of the room.
Always consider two aspects of the lighting where style is concerned: the fitting and the colour temperature.
For a more traditional kitchen warmer whites often look best to achieve a cosy look. For ultra-modern kitchens cooler tones of white are usually the go to. Other styles may be somewhere in the middle of these looks and for that, natural whites are probably the way to go.
Again, when it comes to spot versus continuous lighting, traditional kitchens generally look best with spot lighting, as it is a softer aesthetic. Modern kitchens look fantastic with strips of continuous lighting.