Published at Saturday, October 27th 2018, 10:41:02 AM. Kitchen Lighting. By Earlena Menendez.
The kitchen island is an integral part of several modern kitchens today. It's a place where we cook, prep food also gather with friends and family over bottles of wine and snacks. It's also a place where we serve breakfast or do homework. With so many different activities going on, many wonder if their light fixtures are properly lighting the space. Here's a few tips as-well as tricks for lighting a kitchen island.
Types of Light‐Fixtures
There are a number of different fixtures which can work for a kitchen island space. For starters, depending on the size of your kitchen as-well as your island, you may be able to get away with a single flush mount or semi-flush mount ceiling fixture. These are generally used for common overhead lighting. If you really don't actually use your kitchen–island for many tasks, this may be a good option as it will give a clean, uncluttered and classy look to your space.
Pendant lights are a popular option plus for good reason. You can hang these lights just about anywhere above the island and as long as you have them at the right height, you won't knock your head into them while you're working.
Another option is using a specially designed kitchen island light. These fixtures typically use two or more lights all suspended from a single light, similar in fashion to a chandelier. These can be great for larger kitchen islands where you don't want to have a number of different pendant lights hanging, which can create visual clutter.
Finally, recessed lights are a great choice for those who want more of a classy, elegant look in their space. They're also a great choice for those working with an ultra modern space or a shabby cottage style space.
Placement for Light Fixtures Over Kitchen Islands
Once you know what type of light fixtures you're going to use, you'll need to find the right placement. If you're using a single light fixture, such as a flush or semi-flush mount ceiling fixture, or a specialized kitchen island light, then you'll want to center the fixture over the island.
For other fixtures, such as pendant lights or recessed lights, you'll want to center the lights over the areas that you'll be working most at. For example, In case you have a stove top on your kitchen–island, you'll want to have a light over that. When you've got a designated prep space, you'll want to have a light for that, as well.
Lighting a kitchen island will be a remarkably easy task, in spite of the broad variety of option out there. Once you narrow down your type of lighting, you'll find that placement comes naturally along with before you know it, your kitchen—island will be a functional, well-lit space. You can find simple spherical crystal ball bases for lamps, crystal encrusted chandeliers, ceiling fixtures with crystal shades and much, much more.
Therefore, don't focus so much on finding the crystal so much as finding the suitable light fixture that comes with the crystal. With so many different styles with options out there, this should be relatively easy to do.