How to choose and layer lighting when designing a kitchen. We chose pendants over our peninsula, potlights, under cabinet lighting, and a pendant over the sink in our gray and white kitchen. Click to find out where we snagged our lights and our other tips over on the blog.
For general kitchen lighting ceiling mounts, semi-flushes, cans, or even recessed fluorescent fixtures are acceptable. Mini-pendants or island lights may be used for increased task lighting and should be hung about 30" above the counter depending on ceiling height. Mini-pendants should be spaced 12"-18" apart. For lighting a smaller eating area like a dinette, the fixture should be hung 30' - 36' inches off the table top and should be at least 12" less the width of the table.