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Choosing Island Light Fixtures for Kitchens

Selecting the right type of island light fixtures in your home can be a fantastic method of providing the light you need, in a completely stylish way.  This type of lighting is all about style, so matching the type of lighting that you choose for the area of your home is essential, so that you can really draw the proper compliment to the room.  You’ll most commonly find island light fixtures in areas of the home like kitchens and dining rooms, where style is key.  For this reason, finding the right light is extremely important, and you’ll find that there are a wide variety of options available.

In principle island light fixtures are simply special types of lighting that are installed onto the ceiling, over a given area.  Typically they feature a stylish design of some sort, and can resemble anything from pool table lights, to a chandelier.  Choosing the right island light fixtures is simply a matter of picking out a design that conforms to the room, as well as your needs in terms of quality of your light source.  There are a variety of stylistic designs, an almost innumerable amount in fact.  That means you’re bound to find something you like, so long as you’re willing to put forth the effort to seek out the perfect design.

Here are a few examples of island kitchen light fixtures, shown in several styles.

A modern look

A gorgeous, high end chandelier type design

One of the many antique styles offered, this one in the Quoizel mold, offered by CSNlighting


Perhaps the most important part of choosing the perfect island light fixtures, is determining enough light for the room.  Some fixtures will be very elaborate, and can feature several different types of lights.  While other fixtures only feature one or two, but are ideal for providing direct light in a more specifically targeted area.  The right type for you really just depends upon the size of your room, as well as the amount of light you’re looking to provide.  If your island light fixtures will be relied upon for providing light to a large sized room, you’ll obviously want more lights, and less so for smaller rooms.

Something else you’ll want to consider is the style that you’re going for.  When it comes to island light fixtures that are perfect for a dining room, you may want to go all out and consider installing a chandelier.  Otherwise there are also billiard designs that feature stained glass lampshades, and they can be perfect for a game room, or more casual setting.  Then there are also great bronzed or metallic designs that can be perfect for a kitchen, and can really provide a lot of helpful light for when you’re cooking at any time.

This video should give you an easy visual as to the different types of island lights that one can choose from.  Have a quick look and see which style appeals to you:

When you’re looking to buy island light fixtures, you’ll want to visit a store that specializes in this sort of home utility.  Most commonly big local stores like Sears or Home Depot can be great places to find fixtures of all kinds.  Otherwise you may want to find a specific contractor in your area, who can both help with design as well as installation.  Just remember, the more elegant or elaborate your island light fixtures designs are, the higher the cost will be.