A lot of work takes place in the home kitchen, so attention to every detail is critical to making this space functional and aesthetically pleasing. Lighting installation is just one aspect of designing the perfect kitchen. Thinking about adding pendant lights? Want to learn more? Collaborate with your electrician in Woodsboro and plan for optimum lighting installation results.
Choosing Pendant Lights
Simply selecting beautiful pendant light fixtures is not necessarily going to produce the desired outcome. Homeowners should aim for a balance between attractive light fixtures based on the available space and design of the kitchen. When installing pendant lights over the kitchen island, for example, the length and breadth of the island should be a strong consideration. In terms of height, pendant lights should be hung at 30″ to 36″ above the island. Typically, two pendant light fixtures are ideal to place over the work area. Measure the length of the island and divide this by four. Place the lights at a quarter of the distance from the edges of the island for visually appropriate spacing.
Always allow for a clear line of vision while working and ensure that a professional installs the pendant lights high enough to prevent physical contact. Select clear light fixtures if you have low ceilings, and also choose smaller fixtures to avoid taking up too much space.
In addition to spacing, customers should also consider the longevity and the trendiness of fixture choices. Metal, clear glass, and other natural light covers will always remain in fashion. While trends may come and go, the style of your pendant lights will rely on the existing kitchen design.
Tim Kyle Electric
Interested in pendant lighting? Recessed? Under cabinet? Track? Chandelier? There are so many different ways to keep your kitchen feeling bright and welcoming, and all of them can be tailored to your needs and personal style. The electricians at Tim Kyle Electric would love to help you to incorporate task, accent, and ambient lighting into this popular room in any way that you can imagine. We can help you to figure out the most appropriate lighting in the kitchen for whatever you’re doing, whether it be cooking, homework, or just spending time together. So much happens in the kitchen, so why wouldn’t you want to make sure it’s all well-lit?