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Industrial Style Lighting for Dual Kitchen Islands

Are you currently planning a kitchen remodel? If space (and your budget) allows, you’re probably considering placing an island in the center. Islands can be the best addition to any kitchen as you can easily double your work area and bring in a spot designated for breakfast and homework. You could even use your island as a buffet for hors d’oeuvres at a dinner or holiday party – guests will be happy that they can serve themselves from either side of the island!


However, sometimes an island is too large and you can’t reach the center of the space. Apartment Therapy featured an article about the functionality of adding two separate islands as opposed to just one extra large space. Talk about clever! By using two islands instead of one, you get more cabinet and storage space below, plus the ability to delegate the spaces to specific uses – one for preparation, the other for serving and snacking.

In this kitchen they incorporated dual kitchen islands – plus they kicked it up a notch. By raising up one island higher than the other, it creates a breakfast bar that won’t coincide with the food prep area nearby. While this classic kitchen is already beautiful and filled with natural light, it’s lacking focused overhead lighting for the islands. After all, you can’t reap the benefits of dual islands without proper lighting. To tie into that clean, traditional look we would suggest the Ivanhoe® Sinclair Industrial Porcelain Pendant in white. Vintage barn lights like these are commonly installed in a more rustic environment, but why not use this delicate shade to add some industrial style to an already elegant space?

While the Ivanhoe® Sinclair comes moderately priced, be sure to take advantage of our current Labor Day sale going on through Monday, September 5, 2011. Simply enter the code LABORDAY when checking out and you’ll receive an additional 10% off many of our products.

Top Right Photo Courtesy of Apartment Therapy


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