In today we’re going to talk about lighting over a kitchen island. since the kitchen is both of social spot and a workspace and often the most popular room in the entire home, you want to get your kitchen island lighting ideas right. For a kitchen with lower ceilings of 10 feet or less, semi flush mounts are a great option and shouldn’t hang more than 12 inches from the ceiling. Grouping pendants is another fantastic option with so much activity lighting needs to do its job but not obstruct any views. Every space is different so Heights can vary but typically pendants should be hung with the bottom of the fixture 28 to 34 inches from the countertop.
Remember to add a dimmer so you can brighten the light over the island while cooking or when the kids are doing homework and lower the light when socializing. another tip smaller fixtures should be hung in odd number groups. while larger pendants or semi flush mounts look great as a pair.