Lighting a kitchen island: Bright ideas on how to do it well

kitchen island lit by three oversized pendants
(Image credit: John Cullen Lighting)

Lighting a kitchen island well will not only ensure that it is shown off in all its glory whatever time of day, but it also means that you will be able to make the very most of it on a practical level.

Kitchen island ideas seem to be ever-evolving right now, with this being a feature that is more popular than ever. From dainty, compact islands that add a handy workstation spot in small kitchens, to impressive, sprawling designs that form the centrepiece in larger kitchens of all styles — there really is a kitchen island out there for all requirements and homes. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.