Hanging a Chandelier

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Almost every dining room has a chandelier hanging over the table.  This Classic look is extra special if your table happens to be outdoors.  You’ll want to make sure your fixture hangs low enough to light up your eating area.  It also needs to be high enough so it doesn’t block the view of your guests at your table.  Here’s a handle rule of thumb for placing your chandelier.  Hang it so the bottom is at least 34 inches above your tabletop.  If it’s a big chandelier that takes up a lot of your visual space, hang it a couple inches higher.  Remember to hold it in place before you hang it to be sure the height works for you.  

Supplies:

  • Ladder
  • Tape Measure
  • Tools- Screwdriver
  • See Chandelier Manufacturer Install Instructions

Step 1

Almost every dining room has a chandelier hanging over the table. This Classic look is extra special if your table happens to be outdoors.

Step 2

You’ll want to make sure your fixture hangs low enough to light up your eating area. It also needs to be high enough so it doesn’t block the view of your guests at your table.

Step 3

Here’s a handle rule of thumb for placing your chandelier. Hang it so the bottom is at least 34 inches above your tabletop.

Step 4

If it’s a big chandelier that takes up a lot of your visual space, hang it a couple inches higher. Remember to hold it in place before you hang it to be sure the height works for you.