Lighting is as much a part of kitchen design as cabinets and countertops. Layering and blending proper lighting for task, ambient, accent and decorative purposes is at the top of homeowners lists when designing kitchens. Light for prepping food and measuring needs to be different than lighting for ambiance. Accent lighting shows off different parts of your kitchen using spot lighting to highlight design enhancements and dimmers for entertaining. There are many types of fixtures such as recessed lighting, pendent fixtures and under cabinet strips that create the necessary lighting and style that fits your kitchen design. Most of the lighting installed in remodeled kitchens is LED. Some of the top features of this type of lighting are its extremely long life and the many shades and colors that add to the ambiance of the kitchen.