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4. Zoning with pendantsAs kitchen layouts become more open, spatial identifiers used to define key zones in the room serve practical as well as aesthetic functions. Enter the trusty pendant light that draws attention to key features, such as your island or dining banquette, while providing much-needed task lighting.Style tip: Choose shades in matching or complementary shades to the rest of your kitchen colour scheme for a soothing, cohesive look, or go for oversized pendants, bold colours or contrasting materials (maybe even at the same time!) for a statement look.
Step 4: Measure the height of your ceilingThe height of your ceiling will clue you in to the ideal height for your upper cabinets. Here’s why:The standard height of lower cabinets is 720 millimetres.The standard thickness of benchtops is generally 20 millimetres.The minimum splashback height is 450 millimetres, or 600 millimetres if it’s behind the sink.When you subtract these common measurements from the height of your ceiling, you’ll know which upper cabinet height will fit in the remaining space.It’s ultimately up to you to figure out which height works best. You don’t have to take your cabinetry all the way up to your ceiling; it’s perfectly acceptable to leave empty space at the top. Some homeowners don’t like taller upper cabinets because they’re harder to access. Of course, there are exceptions to these standards. Take note of any possible exceptions in your own kitchen and factor them into your measurements.