Monday, 23 September 2019

Does Your Home Get Enough Light?

No matter how large the living space is, if your home does not receive enough light, even the biggest of rooms would look small! With proper lighting, you will eliminate unnecessary shadows and accent the special features in your house! Here’s what you can do to get better lighting in your house:

1. Accenting Your Special Areas

Most modern kitchens at home have kitchen islands (if you haven’t updated your kitchen yet, click here to see the options you have!). Recessed lights provide ambient lighting for the entire kitchen. Hanging pendant lights in rows can specially accent your kitchen especially when you want to isolate your work to the island alone. Kitchen islands are also areas where people gather around, dine and have conversations, so it’s a very good idea to get isolated lights for that area.

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Accenting bathroom mirrors with dual parallel lighting provides a special elegance. Individual lights above and below mirrors also eliminate shadows. Bathrooms generally have many mirrors and strategically placing the lights will allow the light to reflect and eliminate the need for many lighting fixtures.

Some other areas where you can use accented lights are in the nightstand, on the reading table, dual lights overlooking your bed, paintings, etc.; your choices are limited only by you're artistic taste! As a homeowner with little experience in aesthetics, you will get better ideas when you talk to a professional remodeling contractor!

2. Lighting Your Living Room

The living room is where you and your family will spend the maximum time during the day. Flush mount, semi-flush mount and recessed lightings can be perfect for your living room. It is important to choose a proper trim color and reflector type. Very often, homeowners are unaware of the existence of the varied types of recessed lighting and in such cases, a professional contractor would be of great assistance

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3. Choosing Your Chandelier

The chandelier is the gold standard for setting the level of elegance in your house (Pro tip: Do not skimp on the elegance of your house!). Your chandelier should match the color tone of your floors and woodwork. Do not rely on the chandelier as the primary source of light because that will lead to a lot of shadows in your space. Supplement the chandelier with recessed lights and tower lights. Determine the correct height needed to regulate the lighting and prevent shadows.

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4. Task-Specific Lighting

Similar to accent lighting is task-specific lighting. Special reading lights or dual lamps for writers, study lamps, etc. are task-specific lights. In the lighting industry, there are varied choices that are available for very specific tasks. Homeowners might get overwhelmed by the choices available and that’s where professional contractors like Daniel Mackey would be of great help.

Lighting your house correctly will make it look like a model of elegance! Contact us today to make your dream home a reality!

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