As part of my ongoing (never ending?) kitchen update, I recently upgraded the over the sink light fixture. Changing out lights is one of my favorite easy upgrades that have a big impact in any space. As part of this remodel, I knew I wanted something simple, black, and modern to keep with the minimalist vibes. There were so many kitchen lighting options, I rounded up 7 of my favorite hanging pendant lights here! And because there was a boring can light here before, read below to see how I easily swapped that out and changed the whole look of this kitchen space.
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Changing out over the sink lights makes such a big impact, I’ve included this as one of my Easy Home Updates Under $200 list!
KITCHEN LIGHT IDEAS
Above the Sink Kitchen Lights
I chose this kitchen pendant light because I wanted something that would break up some of this wide space. I also went for matte black because I really like contrast against the woven wood shades and white tile.
These woven wood shades are some of my favorite and the same ones I used in my last home. I created an entire post on the Best Woven Wood Shades with more details.
- Dome Shade Pendant Light
- Flush Mount Ball Light Fixture
- Small Flush Mount Light
- Black Pendant Light with Glass Shade (I chose this one!)
- Modern Metal Shade Hanging Pendant Light
- Black Flush Mount Cone Light
- Flush Mount Bell Light
How to Change Out Can Lights?
Because there was a can light here, it was not a simple swap for installing a new light. I would’ve needed an electrician to replace the fixture box and do some drywall repair.
Instead, I opted for a Recessed Light Converter Kit. This made it incredibly easy as it covers the existing hole and uses the same wiring.
Of course, I would’ve preferred the clean look of the light fixture, but this was an inexpensive solution! It comes in white so I spray painted it with matte black paint before installation.
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