Tips for Choosing the Proper Lighting throughout Your Home

Tips for Choosing the Proper Lighting throughout Your Home

Building a new home or renovating an existing one is quite the undertaking, and by the time you get to the point of choosing light fixtures you’re probably just ready to get the job over with. However, choosing the right lighting is actually a pretty important task that you should spend some time with—lighting is not only a practical issue but an aesthetic one as well, and to make the right decision you’ve got to find lights that work well and look great. Here are some general tips for making the most of the lighting in your own home.

Bathrooms

As strange as it might sound, you spend a lot of time in the bathrooms of your home, so it’s important that you choose lighting that you’re comfortable using on a frequent basis.

A must-have for any bathroom is a lighted mirror. However, keep in mind that where you position these lights will affect how you look, so try to avoid mounting them directly above the mirror—as this can cause lots of unflattering shadows.

Typically lamp light is not used in a bathroom, so you’ll need to invest in some fixtures or recessed lighting, which will take some planning in terms of where they should be placed.

Living Room

Like the bathroom, you’ll be spending a lot of time in your living room, so be sure to choose light fixtures that you can stand using on a regular basis.

The lights you choose will really depend on what you’re using the living room for the most. If it’s a place where you’ll work be working from home or doing a lot of reading you’ll probably want lights that illuminate well. However, if it’s going to be more of place where you unwind after a long day, consider fixtures that will offer more subdued light. If you can’t make up your mind, you can always install dimmer switches so that you’ve got the best of both worlds!

Kitchen

The lighting in your kitchen should be all about practicality. A good Tampa kitchen remodel will require roughly one or two fixtures per 100 square feet, so be sure to have exact measurements when ordering lights. Since the kitchen is all about practicality, your best bet is with fluorescent lighting—which will provide enough light to easily read things like recipes or ingredient lists.

Note- You may want to consider energy efficient lighting too.

References:

[1] http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-the-Right-Lighting-for-Each-Room

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