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Pendant lighting placement over kitchen island

15 years ago

Hi everyone,

I've been a long time lurker and occasional poster on this site and always find excellent suggestions here. I was wondering if I could have some advice on where to place pendant lighting over our kitchen island (with raised breakfast bar area). We ordered 3 pendant lights but am not sure where we should hang them. I'm attaching a link to the floor plan of my kitchen for reference. The island is sort of a stretched L-shape, so the placement is causing us some confusion.

Specific questions I have are:

1) Do you center the lights over the work/prep area or over the raised bar area?

2) How high to do you hang the lights (how much space between counter/bar and bottom of light?)

3) Do we spread the lights out or have a closer grouping of 3 lights on one side of the l-shape? If the shorter grouping, which side - sink side or the other side?

4)How far apart do you place the pendants?

Thanks so much in advance!


Here is a link that might be useful: Kitchen Floor Plan


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