Remodeling your kitchen takes a great deal of planning, time and money, not to mention that you probably will only do it once, over the life of your home.So you want to get it right by choosing high quality cabinets, fixtures and appliances.But, the real key to a great kitchen remodel is the design and attention to detail.

The kitchen includes a flea-market table, industrial-style chairs, and a metal-and-driftwood pendant light by Olsson & Jensen.

Bertoia side chairs surround a Saarinen table in the kitchen; the Akari light sculpture is by Isamu Noguchi, the candlesticks are by Ted Muehling, the cabinetry is custom-made, and the Tara sink fittings are by Dornbracht.

In Coldplay guitarist Jonny Buckland's home, the kitchen cabinets and hood are custom designs, the barstools by Lawson-Fenning are covered in a leather by Edelman, and the penny tiles are by Ann Sacks.

At some point we all dream of remodeling the kitchen while planning meals around a kitchen island with colorful, unique hanging pendant lights.

In fact, hanging pendant lighting for kitchens is in high demand for both great looks and task lighting.

If you think of hanging pendant lights for kitchen islands as long, skinny fixtures, think again, because design options for these lights are as vastly unique and beautiful as you can imagine.

And, because there are so many designs and types of hanging pendant lights choose from, it's important to consider the right hanging pendant light that works with your kitchen island.

But if you don't have a kitchen island just yet, don't feel left out.

Hanging pendant lighting is versatile enough to enhance any part of your kitchen.

Whether you want to enhance a nook eating area or divide an open living space, pendant lighting can define, differentiate and add personality to any area of your kitchen.

So let's look at a few ideas of how to enhance your kitchen d├ęcor with pendant lighting.