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Kitchen Pendant Lighting: The Basics

When it comes to choosing the right light fixtures in your house, it can seem overwhelming. The options are seemingly endless and you want to find the perfect piece to illuminate your space.

If you’ve been thinking about adding pendant lighting in your kitchen, you’ve landed on the right blog as we’re going to cover the basics and offer some tips on proper installation.

Kitchen Pendant Lighting: The Basics

This style of lighting is commonly found over a kitchen island and can be characterized by a single cord that hangs down from the ceiling and has one light fixture attached.

Pendant lighting usually has some sort of casing around the actual bulb whether it’s a cage, shade, globe, etc. which makes it a versatile lighting option for any style kitchen.

Given the fact that they come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, pendant lighting can either blend in or stand out as they offer the perfect blend of functionality and personality to brighten your space.

Kitchen Pendant Lighting: Installation Tips

If you’ve already picked out your pendant lighting and are ready to install, you’ll want to keep these tips in mind:

  • Measure the length– For this step, you’ll want another set of eyes to help you find the perfect length for your pendant lighting. Be sure to factor in the length of the cord and the size of the shade. Generally, longer cords give a more traditional feel while shorter cords bring in a more modern vibe.
  • Placement – As we said before, pendant lighting is usually found over a kitchen island. Since the island is commonly the focal point of your kitchen where you prepare and eat meals, talk with family, etc., you’ll want to make sure that there’s at least 30 – 36 inches of clearance between the counter and the bottom of your pendant lighting. This will help avoid any of those situations where someone bumps their head on the light fixture! If you’re hanging more than one pendant light, you’ll want to have at least 24 inches in between them. That way, they don’t feel clustered and out of place.

Pendant lighting, no matter what style you choose, serves as the perfect main or secondary light source for your kitchen!

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