The kitchen is where most families spend the majority of their time, it’s important that the space is designed just right, especially when it comes to the  lighting. We asked top designers for their advice on kitchen lighting design, from must-haves to problems to avoid.

TIP: “Choose lighting that compliments the entire home. In this kitchen I designed as part of an Upper West Side duplex penthouse apartment, I used simple contemporary custom fixtures to enhance the aesthetic of clean architectural lines of the furniture and bold art on the walls.” – Jennifer Post, Jennifer Post Design