Choosing the right lighting creates both a beautiful and functional space. Some lighting can make us feel relaxed and comfortable, while other lighting is meant to increase productivity. There are many things to consider when making lighting selections in your home. Determining what the space is used for before installing lighting is the first step. Is it your bathroom vanity, kitchen island, or dining room? Each of these rooms has a different purpose and proper lighting can set the appropriate tone. Are you wanting to brighten an entire room, or make it easier to find things lost under cabinets? Regardless of the space or purpose, there is a lighting made exactly for your home.
Let’s consider the different types of lighting. Ambient lighting is best when you’re wanting to light an entire room; task lighting is essential under cabinetry or over a work space; and accent lighting adds a decorative touch to any space.
Flush mount lighting, usually used for ambient lighting, is best for areas with low ceiling clearance (lower than or around 8 feet) and where bright light is necessary. Opt for flush mount when illuminating a bedroom or hallway to avoid obtrusions in pathways.
Semi-flush mount lighting is optimal in spaces with high ceilings as these lights hang lower. They are great for entries or bedrooms that need to feel cozier.
For areas of specific tasks, pendant lights are your best option. Without hanging too low, pendant lights offer bright focused light where you need it most.
Some of the more obvious options of places to hang a chandelier are over a dining room table or above a breakfast nook. However, chandeliers can be added just about anywhere you want a touch of elegance. Over a bed, hanging above a bathtub, or even in place of a bedside lamp. Chandeliers shouldn’t overpower a space, but will make a statement wherever you choose to place them.
A lower profile, yet still beautiful, lighting option are wall sconces. Whether they’re in your bathroom vanity or beside your bed, wall sconces serve as ideal task lighting.
There is a light for every room of your house, every purpose, and every mood. Consider your space and what you do there to find the perfect light. When remodeling with Powell Construction, we take the guess work out of choosing adequate lighting and will guide you through the selection process.