dining room lighting

How to Light a Dining Room in an Open Floor Plan

Rethinking How We Light Dining Rooms When I was growing up, the dining room was reserved strictly for company. As a family, we always ate in the kitchen. We rarely ventured into the dining room — it…

The Hang Over: A Guide to Dining Room Chandeliers

Avoiding white after Labor Day, “age-appropriate” dressing, less is more — so-called style rules were meant to broken. So when the design team at the Salt Lake City-based interior design firm Studio…

The Proper Height for Hanging a Dining Room Chandelier

Q: What is the correct mounting height for a fixture over a dining room table? A: First off, I’ll provide a guideline: The bottom of the fixture should be 32 to 36 inches above the tabletop. Now…

Centering a Fixture With an Off-Center J-Box

 Q: The center light in our dining room is not over the table because we now have a large shelving unit against the wall. What suggestions do you have regarding lighting over the table? A: This is a…

How to Deal With an Off-Center Junction Box

Q: I can’t find lighting for over my oval dining table. The junction box is 16 inches off the side of the table and can’t be moved because the ceiling is concrete.   A: Yes, you do have a bit of the…
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