Tag: ambient lighting

Choosing the Right Lighting

Everyone has struggled with choosing the right lighting for their home. It’s often the most fought over decision among new homeowners. It is definitely an important item to choose correctly. The wrong fixture won’t bring enough light into the room. Or, the opposite can happen where there is so much light in the room that it begins to feel more like a doctor’s office rather than a home.

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Different Types of Lighting

When we are looking for lighting options we are often provided with multiple light designs and fixtures, from recessed lighting that require contractors and tradesmen, to floor and desk lamps that need to have access to outlets. Ambient lighting, task or accent lighting are the most popular fixtures that are extremely versatile enough to be used in every room of the house.

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Bathroom Lighting

That single, small lighting fixture protruding from the middle of your bathroom ceiling doesn’t cut it by today’s lighting standards. What to do? Alternative sources of general lighting include recessed ceiling fixtures and indirect lighting that bounces off the ceiling or the walls. Adequate task lights have become a must, too.

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Lighting Basics for the Home

Lighting is a key visual element in any home. Not only does it allow you to see where you’re walking it can also set a mood or highlight prized possessions. When deciding what lighting to use in your new home, there are a number of things to consider:

  • How each room will be used
  • What fixtures are appropriate
  • Energy efficiency
  • Cost

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