island lighting

kimsilvaApril 14, 2014
Is there a formula for choosing the correct size chandelier/pendant over a kitchen island?
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There sure is!
From our guide to light sizing, available at
If you are using a chandelier or ceiling pendant above a kitchen island or table, measure the width or diameter of your table. Then subtract 12" from that number. That's the maximum limit for the width or diameter of a hanging light. Keep in mind that a fixture with a busy or complex design will actually appear larger, so if that's what is catching your eye, you'll want to scale your maximum width down slightly. Assuming you have 8-foot ceilings, the bottom of the fixture should hang between 30 and 36 inches above the tabletop. But if your ceilings are higher, the suggestion is to add 3 more inches above the table for each additional foot of ceiling.

Let us know if you need more advice or want some fixture ideas!
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