How Big Should the Light Above Your Kitchen Island Be?

@deans_home_services Home lighting design tips for lights above your kitchen island. #homedecor #homelighting #lightingtips #DeansHomeServices ♬ original sound – Dean’s Home Services


Kitchen island woes? Banish those dim shadows with the perfect light! This article and TikTok covers sizing your island pendant, from scale and spacing to height and style.  Let’s illuminate your island in style!

Size Matters

  • Rule of Thumb: Pendant width should be 1/3 to 1/2 the island’s width.
  • Balance is Key: Avoid overwhelming the island with a massive light, or losing a tiny one in the space.
  • TikTok Tip: Check out the video for visual examples!

Spacing Matters

  • Multiple Pendants: Total width combined shouldn’t exceed the island’s width.
  • Even Spacing: Ensure balanced placement for a cohesive look.

Height Matters

  • Headroom & Functionality: Allow 30-36 inches between the light and the countertop for comfortable movement and task lighting.
  • Ceiling Check: Adjust for higher ceilings to maintain proportion.
  • Visual Appeal: The light should be large enough to hold the bulbs without looking awkward.

Beyond Size

  • Dimmers: Create ambiance and adjust light levels for different activities.
  • Color Temperature: Warm white for cozy, cool white for modern.
  • Shape & Style: Experiment with pendants, chandeliers, or sconces to match your aesthetic.

Want to transform your Twin Cities kitchen island into a radiant centerpiece? Upgrade your lighting today! Call Dean’s Home Services! Enjoy the benefits of increased task lighting, enhanced ambiance, and a beautifully illuminated space. Light up your kitchen, light up your life!

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