Kitchen always has enough of storage space in it but it usually has little workspace. It is due to this reason that kitchen designers have developed a special counter particularly for the kitchen and is known as Kitchen Island. A kitchen with island has these counters centrally located in the kitchen for food preparation and other cooking needs.
The simplest island is designed with a smooth countertop that is made up of standard kitchen material like stainless steel, stone, tile or wood. This specific and extra space in kitchen allows cooking food, transfer hot food from the oven to cool before serving, for preparation of bulky materials like pastas and dough and so on. Also for busy families these islands serve as table for quick meals. These are placed at waist level or higher along with several drawers that are used for utensils and tools for the food preparation.
A kitchen with island is always adorned with a lighting fixture just above the kitchen island in order to provide appropriate light for the preparation of food, eating and other uses of island. There are several kinds of kitchen island lights with suspended fixtures like chandeliers and pendant lightings. These are the kinds of lighting that are most commonly used by the people nowadays. Another option includes the pot racks, recessed, flush mounted and fluorescent lights for kitchen with island.
Shapes of the kitchen island lights:
Most of the kitchen island lights are rectangular in shape along with lights that are placed side by side to harmonize the shape of the island and also to provide ample light. Exceptions are there and fixtures are also there that are round in shape.
Moreover kitchen island lights have different finishes as well. These include the brushed nickel, platinum, black and copper. Moreover lamp shades also vary from fixture to fixture in color and style both. These lights can be bought in department stores, kitchen design stores, home improvement stores and specialty lighting showrooms. Prices of these island lights vary according to the type of the light. These lighting fixtures need electric supply after installation and it must be done through a professional electrician.