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Can I put a chandelier in the kitchen?

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AndShesGone Thu 09-Feb-17 10:12:27

At the moment it has one crappy pendant bulb and I don't want to be paying an electrician to be putting in one of those ikea station lights.

But I reckon I could change it to a chandelier

Anyone got one in the kitchen?

JohnLapsleyParlabane Thu 09-Feb-17 10:13:39

We have a modern black one

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 09-Feb-17 10:17:43

depends what sort of chandelier....some of them are very heavy and need to be fixed to the ceiling/joists as well as to the electrics.

If it's just a fancy pendant style you should be fine though.

AndShesGone Thu 09-Feb-17 10:18:09

Thanks! Enough light from it ?

JohnLapsleyParlabane Thu 09-Feb-17 10:26:46

It's a kitchen diner so we have led spots in the kitchen plus led strips under the wall cabinets.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 09-Feb-17 10:27:58

oh...that's almost the same as the one we have in the dining room! grin

Artandco Thu 09-Feb-17 10:31:04

I think it's fine, as long as it's not too heavy as mentioned above

AndShesGone Thu 09-Feb-17 10:34:59

I was thinking a bit like this. Actually I'm not sure I can fit this myself

asilikeit Thu 09-Feb-17 10:39:38

I have a ridiculously over the top chandelier in my kitchen which is otherwise very industrial/ plain. It's so ridiculous it's fabulous! Go for it grin

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 09-Feb-17 10:39:46

how high is your kitchen ceiling???

It's not hard to fit a chandelier, you have to be competent enough to find a joist, use a drill and be able to unwire and rewire a light fitting ...which is basically the same as a plug, but house wiring is black and red for neutral and live, instead of blue and brown.

PigletJohn Thu 09-Feb-17 14:23:31

how tall are you? Consider the possibility that you will bang your head on it.

If it is a chandelier with crystals, they will need to be cleaned and polished frequently.

AndShesGone Thu 09-Feb-17 14:42:59

Under 5ft grin

But the ceilings 9 or 10 foot tall.

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