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How to Extend Chandelier Length

Hollan Johnson

Chandeliers usually hang over a dining room table or in an entry way or living room, and they add a touch of elegance to regular household lighting. In most cases a chandelier should hang 30 inches from the surface of a table or 6 ½ to 7 feet from the floor if it is in a living area.

Chandeliers usually come with an extra length of chain.

Most chandeliers come with an additional length of chain and wire so you can extend their length if you need to do so.

  1. Stand on a solid and secure surface. Have an assistant hold the chandelier to support it while you extend its length.

  2. Remove the chain and wire of the chandelier from the hook in your ceiling that holds it.

  3. Select a new chain length for the chandelier, and place the chain through the hook to hold the chandelier in place.

  4. Place the chandelier back in its position gently.