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HOW TO: Light your kitchen island

25 / May 2021

Home Lighting Tips

Three pendant lights hung over a kitchen island is a popular trend that we do not see falling out of fashion any time soon. But where do you start? How do you achieve that Instagram look in your own home? 

One of our most frequently asked questions is “How do I space pendant lights over my island”, so here is our simple six step plan to create the perfect feature lighting that your kitchen is crying out for.

Before hanging your dream pendants follow these six simple steps which will reveal the spacing needed between each of your light fittings:

  1. Measure the length of the island.
  2. Divide this number by 6.
  3. Use the resulting number to decide the distance from the end of the island to the outer pendant on either side.
  4. The middle pendant should hang at the centre of the island.
  5. As a rule of thumb, the floor to the bottom of the pendants should measure between 1.75m and 1.8m from the floor. 
  6. Finally, if your island contains and hob or sink offset the pendants to hang over the worktop section.


Of course, each setting is unique, but in most cases, the above steps are the simple formula that our lighting designers use regularly, to achieve that classic three pendants over the kitchen island.


If you do have that “unique” kitchen island that doesn’t fit our standard equation do not worry! With two full time designers in-house we can work out a design that you will love. We can sketch out to-scale drawings and work out the “tricky” bits and get them straight back to you for you to look over.

Oh, and once you do achieve your dreamy kitchen lighting, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram (@fritz_fryer_lighting) or even send in your images to be shared across our social media.

 

Get in contact with a team member today, to start your kitchen island lighting dreams.

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