Okay, y’all, I’ve put out the “help wanted” sign because I have no idea how to handle the lighting over the sink area in my kitchen. And I need to get this decided because my brother-in-law Bill and my sister Cathy will be back from their trip-around-the-country business trip soon, and they’re coming to help me with all of the electrical stuff for my kitchen around the 26th of this month. In the meantime, I’m supposed to get pictures/drawings/diagrams to him so that he knows exactly what I want before he even arrives so he can hit the ground running and not waste time that weekend.
Here’s my conundrum. The cabinet side where the sink is located is kind of an island, except it’s not. I guess it’s a peninsula, really. And not all of the peninsula lies within the new opening I created by taking out the wall. Part of it extends past the opening on the right side about a foot.
Of course, I have no countertop right now, and the floor lamp is standing in for the dishwasher, so you have to use your imagination. The countertop will extend all the way to the wall on the right side. It will also extend towards/into the breakfast room about 14 inches, so it’ll be deeper than a standard 25-inch-deep countertop.
I’m using an old picture to demonstrate, but the cabinets and lamp still look just the same today. 🙂
So obviously I’ll want some sort of over-the-sink lighting, right? The question is do I just want one pendant light above the sink? That would look something like this.
Or do I want two pendant lights over that cabinet section, with one above the sink, and the other one to the left, spaced so that the two lights are perfectly centered in the opening (i.e., from the right side of the open area to the end of the countertop on the left side), kind of like this?
Or do I center three lights over the entire cabinet area (from the wall to the left edge of the countertop) and not worry about having one directly above the sink?
I don’t know. There’s just something about having a light not-quite-centered above the sink that doesn’t sit right with me.
So I kind of lean towards the one single pendant light, but I’m just not sure.
By the way, I borrowed that picture of the pretty little pendant light from Finnish Design Shop.
I love that little pendant light, but I’ll definitely have to find something more budget friendly. $450 for a pendant light is just a tad out of my price range. 😉
Anyway, if you have any insight or suggestions for how to handle the lighting above this cabinet area, I’d be so grateful! I’ve been trying to figure it out for days, and I’ve gotten nowhere.
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