Kitchen Design Tips to Light up Your Kitchen Island

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 23, 2016 11:30:00 AM

brakur_kitchen_island_lights.jpgThe kitchen island is the natural congregating place in the kitchen. It is probably one of the most utilized workspaces and in many kitchens is the focal point. Getting the right lighting to highlight and spotlight your kitchen island will enhance the look and function of your kitchen.

There are a variety of different options you can choose from when choosing lighting to go above and around your island. If you don’t have a range hood over the island you can choose from pendants, track lights or chandeliers. You can also add interior cabinet lights to a cabinet with glass doors.

The following tips will help you get the right light sources for your kitchen island.

Kitchen Design Lighting Tips 

  • Rule of Three – You achieve lighting balance by repeating an element three times. For Example you would hang three pendant lights over your island if its length allows.
  • Keep it simple. When using more than one fixture they should not be ornate or detract from the rest of the kitchen.
  • Use either one large chandelier or two smaller pendant chandeliers.
  • Have separate switches or controllers for the different lights in the kitchen.
  • Make sure your lights are not just a decorative piece and have enough wattage to give you the light you need.
  • Put dimmers on lights so if you are entertaining you may want a softer more dim lighting effect.
  • Add lighting under the base of your cabinet. It is perfect for when you entertain and illuminates the island.

Getting the right lighting around your kitchen island can be the perfect jewel for a custom kitchen. If you would like to explore more kitchen lighting options for your upcoming Chicagoland custom kitchen remodel you can contact us here. Our kitchen design experts will help you find the right balance of lighting with your cabinets.

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Topics: Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Island, Kitchen Lighting

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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