By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:16:09 AM.
Decide where you want your guests to look by choosing a focal point and illuminating it. Don‘t direct the eye toward a sink area, for instance, where visitors might get a view of your dirty dishes. Here, the Heirloom Pendant is used to light a charming prep area to the side of the kitchen.
The single greatest disadvantage of pendant lights is the same as their greatest advantage — they hang down from the ceiling. They can get in the way, and need to be limited to areas where people won‘t be walking unless your kitchen has ceilings that are more than 8 feet high. In kitchens with tall ceilings, pendant lights can both bring the light closer to where you need it and help reduce the sense of being in the bottom of a well.
The Cana 7-Light Drum Chandelier comes in a silver or bronze finish, and it has seven lights in total: six candelabra base lights and one down light. Reviewers note there are several settings that let you use different combinations of these lights, making the chandelier more versatile than you might think. The fixture comes with several stem sections, allowing you to hang it between 20" and 56" from the ceiling— perfect for over your kitchen island or table.