Pendant height over island, which looks better?

GoosterApril 26, 2013

We're split on the height of our pendant over our island. Once is 30" above, the other is 36 1/4". The island is the typical 36". The ceiling height is 100".

Reading in the other threads, I see all sorts of advice, ranging from a low of 28" to a high of 40". Does it all come down to personal preference? Which looks better? Neither is a "head hitting" or "glare in my eyes" issue.

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I like the one that's lower. The other one looks like a real long ceiling fixture.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 3:29AM
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I seem to like the lower one. How about taking a picture that's further back if you can.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 6:25AM
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Lower. Definitely. (IMHO, lol!)

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 7:10AM
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Holly- Kay

The lower one definitely!

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 9:41AM
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I like the higher one because that's about where mine are hung. We are tall and mine are at 39" above the countertop so they don't impede vision. Imagine someone working on the prep side of the island and someone standing (because all the seats are take or BC or no seating) trying to have a conversation. There's nothing more annoying than having to speak "around" the pendants.

But, if the lower one at 66" (5'6") above the floor is above the line of sight of anyone in residence, that's fine too.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 9:57AM
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I vote for lower.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 10:05AM
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Debbi Branka

Lower for sure.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 10:06AM
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    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 10:27AM
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Wow, overwhelming votes for the lower! There is some concern with the height on the short end of the island, it may interfere with a person working on the corner of that island. 66" is definitely below head height for the residents.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 11:31AM
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