burnished copper pendants hanging above a kitchen island
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Hanging Rules: Kitchen Island

Burnished-copper pendants illuminate key work zones in the kitchen: the prep sink and butcher block.

For small islands, center just one pendant 30 to 36 inches above the counter. For large islands, evenly space multiple lights, leaving about 18 inches in from the ends so that you won't bump your head.

Pro Tip: "When hanging two or more pendants over a counter or table, space them so that eash one's pool of light overlaps with its neighbor to prevent any dim spots." —Steven L. Klein, Lighting Designer, Milwaukee

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