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Need pendant lighting placement/number advice for kitchen reno
natandalexDecember 15, 2013
Gut kitchen renovation. Will have high hats in ceiling but thought it might be interesting instead to put pendant or pendants in front of the kitchen window/over sink. New window just installed...the glass is about 60+ inches wide and it will be centered over a counter that is 90+ inches wide. No upper cabinets flanking the windows...not enough room. There is no island in the room, but on the wall opposite the window/sink will be a peninsula separating the kitchen and dining room. No pendants over the peninsula...don't want to break up the view between rooms. I have been told to use one or three pendants....odd numbers. If we use one and center it right over the sink, then we likely need a high hat on each side, which may look odd/busy. If we use three then the outer two will either have window molding or wall behind them...they wont be hanging in front of a window...and that may also look weird. I haven't seen a set up like mine on houzz...there is either a single window with one pendant or multiple windows with a pendant centered in each. I did see an instance where someone went WILD and used two pendants in front of two windows (bucked the odd # advice). What do you think...one pendant with high hats, two small ones centered on windows or three with atypical backdrops?