Flawless kitchen lighting is an elusive and rare phenomenon. Concentrated overhead lighting can make your kitchen look like an interrogation room. After digging through interior design blogs, consulting some design authorities, and experimenting in my own kitchen, I compiled a list of simple fixes and adjustments to solve some common kitchen lighting problems. Studio Lamp With Clamp Mount $32 at StaplesBring in table lamps for passive ambient lightingIf adjustable task lamps are a little industrial for you, consider a table lamp. On one hand these strips—which are available online and are easy to install—function as task lighting that brightens up your work surface.