Need suggestions for island lighting
epwhite
March 27, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have a 9 foot kitchen island, maple cabinets and goldish brown granite. What size island pendant(s) should I get?
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You would want to have the end ones about 24" in from the ends. That leaves you with 7' divide that place three 4" pendants 24" apart. If my math is correct that should come out evenly spaced at 24" apart.
March 27, 2013 at 7:21am   
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Kitchen & Bath Concepts
Good Morning epwhite! If you don't mind us asking you a few questions we think we could better help answer your question.

What sort of tasks do you do at your island? Preparation, cooking, office/school work, eating, entertaining, etc.? The type of light needed, amount of light, number of lights, and size of lights all depend on what you plan on doing in the area.

What is the width of the island?

For a general use island, we would recommend 2 medium/large lantern lights or 3-5 small pendant lights.

Hope this is helpful! If you have specific tasks you like to do, let us know and we can recommend specific types of lighting and sizes.

Kitchen & Bath Concepts
March 27, 2013 at 7:27am   
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epwhite
The width of the island is 38 inches. This is an all-purpose island but it is primarily for eating, food prep and entertaining. There is a small sink in the island.
March 27, 2013 at 1:33pm   
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Good Afternoon epwhite, Since your island is all-purpose we would recommend 2 - 12-18" lanterns or 3 to 5 - 4-6" pendants. If you would like more general lighting, recessed cans are a good option in addition to the hanging lighting. Let us know what you end up choosing!

KBC
April 1, 2013 at 10:08am   
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