20 Kitchen Island Lighting Ideas to Illuminate Your Space

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The right kitchen island lighting ideas can cement the island as the focal point of your kitchen design. Some people choose to use a kitchen island as a gathering spot, incorporating seating and perhaps using varying levels to separate eating and food prep areas. For others, the kitchen island becomes a high performance cooking station and features the hob, extractor, a sink and a range of built in appliances. 

However you choose to use yours, you will need to consider lighting ideas to ensure that not only does it work well on a practical level, but that it highlights it as a prominent feature in your kitchen. 

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.