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Kitchen Island Lighting 101

Ah. The magic of the kitchen island. It is one of the most used pieces of real estate in your kitchen. Here you prep meals for the family, you sign permission forms and go through the mail. It’s a busy and special place in the home. And the best part is, it’s one of the easiest and most fun places to play with your lighting design. 

To give your kitchen a quick pick me up just change out your pendant lighting over your island with our quick tips. 

What’s On the Ceiling?

Depending on how your kitchen island listing was planned you may have one main electrical boxes or multiple. If you have one main electrical box you can still have that multiple pendant look (without changing your wiring) but you will want to make sure that the fixture you select offers a long canopy to accommodate the multiple pendants. 

If you are building your home, you may have more options to play with in regards to wiring above your kitchen island. Talk with your builder to see what your options are. 

Bella Mini Pendant in Matte Black & Brushed Nickel

Sizing

When determining the size of your lighting fixtures for your kitchen island lighting it is incredibly important to know the length of your island and your ceiling height. No one wants to be bumping their head on a light while trying to cook dinner!

Geo Chandelier in Matte Black & Chrome

How Much Light Do You Need

Generally people prefer their kitchens to be bright with lots of light. When selecting your kitchen island lighting you want to pay attention to the shade of the lighting fixture. Metal shades will direct the light downwards giving you a ‘task lighting’ effect over your kitchen island. While open lights or clear glass shades will disperse the light in all directions working to illuminate more of the kitchen. Then there are white or opaque shades. These shades will illuminate more of your kitchen than a metal shade, but not as much as an open fixture or clear glass shades. 

Z-Studio Dome Pendant in Yellow

Feel Your Own Style:

This area of lighting should be where you can take a risk and bring out a little bit more personality to your kitchen. Whether that be something a little bit more vintage-inspired or something bright and bold. You can easily switch out these pendant lights when needing a refresh for your kitchen lighting.

Keep in mind other fixtures that may be in the sight line of your kitchen. You certainly don’t have to match everything together, but each fixture should compliment and flow with the others to create a cohesive look. 

Landry Pendant in Matte White & Rubbed Brass

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Dining Room Table Lighting Inspiration – Contemporary Look

Dining room tables are no longer just the place where we eat. Dining room tables are now part of our at-home office, the homework help center, the transition land of all lost items and the place where the family might eat if the game isn’t on. 

The lighting overhead of your dining room table should express your style and feel of your family’s aesthetic. We have collected three options for those aspiring to a contemporary feel in their dining room.

  • Euclid 3-Light Chandelier in Chrome & Matte Black

This three-light chandelier commands visual interest over a dining space. The power of open geometric shapes fashioned from chrome and matte black finish steel adds an invigorating effect over a candelabra-style bulb mount, yielding an impressive mixed motif look.

The Euclid collection is also offered in olde brass and bronze finish.

Size not what you’re looking for? 

The Euclid Collection offers 4-light, 6-light, 8-light, 10-light and 12-light options in a similar chandelier style or long island light style. 

  • Neutra 5-Light Chandelier in Matte Black & Polished Nickel

From the Neutra collection comes this vintage-inspired island 5-light fixture, lending a charming mid-century modern flair to a contemporary style home. Five clear glass globes at each end of staggered, curved matte black rods, accented with a shiny polished nickel finish, cast a bright glow across the space.

The Neutra collection is also offered in matte black and foundry brass.

Size not what you’re looking for?

The Neutra Collection offers 3-light, 7-light and 9-light options in a similar chandelier style or long island light style. 

  • Ascension 10-Light Chandelier in Chrome

Bring the visual impact of a space-inspired fixture to any contemporary space, adding this dynamic ten-light chandelier to a modern dining room or living area. The sleek look of brilliant chrome finish steel shapes a linear frame and canopy with slender adjustable arms angled to create an abstract silhouette. 

The Ascension Collection is also offered in a matte black finish.

Size not what you’re looking for?

The Ascension Collection offers 8-light, 10-light, 16-light and 20-light options in a similar chandelier style. 

If you are looking to update your home’s lighting please feel free to contact us

Or better yet, come in for a visit to our showroom!