Lighting Tip #19 - Kitchen Sink

It is essential that there is optimal lighting in a kitchen for the tasks that are completed. Pairing sconces above the kitchen sink allows for light to remain functional at all times. Use these tips when hanging sconces above a kitchen sink.

  1. The lighting fixtures should be high enough so that when people stand in front of them, they aren’t directly staring into the light.
  2. Place fixtures at least 72” above the ground. Or, place fixtures at least 28“-34” above the countertop.
  3. Leave between 3”-5” of space between the window and the light fixture.
  4. Center the lighting fixtures in between the window and cabinets, if necessary.

Tip: Make sure that any lighting fixture that may come into contact with water or moisture is damp or wet-rated.