Yehudit Laine. chandelier. August 14th , 2017.
If you're the no-frills type and don't want to go overboard with the island lighting, then you can opt for the simple ideas mentioned here. First measure the entire length of the island in your kitchen. Then, divide the length by the number of lights you want. Once the number is decided, go on to the market and pick up simple bright bulbs and wires. Now, get an electrician to just hang them in plain glass cases, at equal distances, right above the counter. Or, you can have a single huge dome light hanging right at the center of the island. You have a simple, cost-effective, and bright lighting idea for your island.
You can use kitchen remodeling as an excuse to explore your creativity. For some creative and fun ideas, you can try out the ones mentioned here. Buy some clear or milky light bulbs and try out some nice and colorful glass painting designs and patterns on them. Hang them and watch the colorful lights bounce off the walls and appliances. Another thing you can do to make the island the very obvious focal point of your kitchen is to try out chandelier lighting. Nothing says 'look at me!' like a gorgeous chandelier hanging right in the center of a room! You can also have the traditional lamps which resemble lanterns to give your kitchen an old-time, country feel to it.
If you wish to mount the chandelier above the table, you must take the width of the dining table into account. If it's a circular table, then consider its diameter. Now, divide this value by 2 to get the required diameter of the chandelier. Let's consider an example.
Say, you have an entry hall that is 9' x 7'. The correct diameter of a chandelier for this area would be:
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