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Lighting Inspiration: Pendants in the Kitchen

Kitchen Pendant LightWhen it comes to lighting up the kitchen, most homeowners simply don’t know what they need. That’s not to say they have bad taste or are incapable, but they often have trouble deciding how many lights they need, how big they should be and how high they should be hung. If you fall into any or all of these categories, rest assured knowing that we’re here to help!

Today, we’re going to focus on the island. This is where task lighting comes into play especially if you enjoy channeling your inner Bobby Flay and you find yourself preparing dinner for the family most nights during the week.

So, how many do you need and how should they be hung? Here’s some basic, but crucial information:

  • The Rule of Three: in most cases, the best way to achieve the right balance is to repeat an element three times. Three pendants over the island will provide plenty of light while keeping the room looking well-balanced. Keep in mind that you may only need two pendants if you have a smaller island.
  • How High: the next are of trouble for homeowners tends to come with the proper height for hanging pendant lights. Pro Tip: they’re usually hung 60 to 66 inches from the floor to their bottom rim, but those standards can change depending on the height of the island and the design of the actual fixture.

Have additional questions about kitchen lighting? Don’t hesitate to give the expert electricians at Lon Lockwood Electric a call today! We’re waiting to hear from you.