Kitchen Lighting Tips from the Pros – #4 Custom Fixtures

Custom Light Fixtures

If you want a statement piece in your kitchen, one that’s bound to start conversations, consider ordering a custom light fixture.

What is a custom light fixture? It typically includes requests for one or more of the following:

  • Small tweaks (e.g. adding a switch on the backplate)
  • Custom shades with your own fabrics
  • Modifications (e.g. reconfiguring a four-light chandelier into six lights)
  • A fixture you love in a finish that’s not normally available
  • Completely original designs

A custom-made light fixture might be the perfect choice if you’re working with a narrow color/finish palette, if you prefer truly one-of-a-kind pieces (an aesthetic that’s reflected throughout your home), and/or if you’re looking to create a family heirloom.

  • Pro tip: Ordering a custom fixture takes longer than ordering a fixture that the manufacturer already has in stock, for obvious reasons. Lead times can vary widely, depending on the manufacturer. Note: not all lighting manufacturers customize fixtures.


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