5 Pro Kitchen Lighting Tips – #1 Pendant Lights

Kitchen Pendants

There’s no denying that pendant lights can beautifully accent your kitchen, but they’re also highly functional since they can provide much needed task lighting.

Kitchen pendants are great to hang over breakfast nooks and kitchen islands. The ideal position involves having the light point directly down on your kitchen islands and bars (it’s hard to run wires in these areas).

  • Pro tip: Hang pendants 30″ to 36″ above your countertop. To cast more ambient light, choose pendants that are open on top or have lighter colored glass.

If you like the idea of a kitchen pendant, but you’re interested in something larger or more substantial, consider linear or multiple suspension lights (essentially a cluster of pendants). Choose one that is half or three quarters the size of your countertop and be sure to center it.


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