kitchen island lighting

cjaysJune 21, 2010

I have 8 ft ceilings-barely. My island is 5 ft square and I have a rectangular kitchen table nearby. I have cans throughout kitchen ceiling over counters but I need lighting for these 2 areas.

I'm really stuck on lighting for my island as I'm concerned about limited height above island. Also, since it is square-what kind-pendants? single light?...Once I have my island light I think I will be able to find something complimenting for the table.

(My kitchen is somewhat traditional-mahagony cabinets, grantite countertops are beige/brown colors.)

Any input,pics would be appreciated.

Thanks

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michellemarie

I would go with a single small chandelier above the island and another chandelier for above the kitchen table. It would be easier to make suggestion on specific lighting with a picture of your kitchen. Also, make sure you post your question on the kitchens forum.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2010 at 2:36PM
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billybishop

You could also add in more recessed can lights over the island if you don't want to install a pendant light. If you decide to use recess cans I would install a wide spot light bulb so it directs the light straight down onto the surface you are trying to light. Good Luck with the new lighting!

Here is a link that might be useful: Recessed Can Light

    Bookmark   July 8, 2010 at 2:46PM
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newyorking

You can also use track lights. I love Bruck track lights and have used them in my kitchen - the track is close to the ceiling and track heads hang lower and my ceilings are low, but they look pretty so it works for my kitchen.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2010 at 11:17PM
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