Need kitchen lighting advice
ejbell
July 13, 2013
I can seem to figure out what sort of lighting I should install in this part of my kitchen. Currently, all I have is the ceiling light you see pictured here. Any suggestions as to what I should swap it out for? I wasn't sure if pendant lighting would work because I just have a non-stationary kitchen cart there. Help!
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sstarr93
You have quite a high ceiling. and so I would go for a hanging fixture, but keep it above head height. You're right, with a rolling cart, you don't want to hit your head on the light fixtures!
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Kristen Aka-Kiki
Love your kitchen! You should have an island that's permanent! Pendant lighting or an chandelier would look great!
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ejbell
Any links to specific ideas? I'm having trouble picturing it since I already have a small chandelier over my kitchen table. Thanks!!
    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 9:35AM
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luducklu
I would go to a Lighting store and see what is available..since your cart moves about at this point, I would consider one of the new directional track lighting that can be hung horizontally to direct lighting to the needed work zones... Such as the ones that I've seen Sarah Richardson and Candice Olson, both designers on the HGTV network, whose designs are functional and beautiful.
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A Crew of Two
Track lighting would be my choice- you could also go with some recessed lights.
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ejbell
Any other ideas?
    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 12:55PM
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Whispar Design
Is the fixture shown the only lighting for the kitchen (aside from the under-cabinet lights? How often is the mobile island moved? Can you post a photo of the chandelier you mentioned?
    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 5:44PM
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Lori Dennis, Inc.
Definitely a hanging chandelier or pendant. You have the room and would bring in more visual interest and bring the lighting closer to your work space.
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ejbell
Here is what the other side of the kitchen looks like. The only lighting in the kitchen is this chandelier and the ceiling light over the mobile island (we dont even have under cabinet lights). We don't ever move the mobile island.
    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 6:06PM
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Whispar Design
Maybe something like this might be an option for you. There are quite a few different configurations, although a single light would be much too small for the space but a 3 light cluster might be a nice touch and still being able to use the single junction box.
Menlow Pendant Lighting Menlow Park Pendant
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sbrustein
I like the idea of track lighting using an elated s shaped track with either cone shaped lights that can be oriented in all directions or pendants that hang down just a little.
    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 6:29PM
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