Everybody wants to live in a well-designed house with well-designed windows. Even with great natural light, homeowners will still need to plan for additional interior lighting. When installing lights, several things must be reviewed to ensure that the house lighting goes hand in hand with the home design. Below are some of the factors that should be considered when installing interior lighting.
Height from the Floor to the Ceilings
Each home has different measurements from the ceilings to the floor. Therefore, homeowners are required to carefully select a light fixture that will not cause issues when moving around the house. Adjustable light fixtures give homeowners more flexibility and options when choosing how to hang their light fixture.
Table hopping is when lighting is placed over the table. The size of the light must be considered. Large bulbs should be set a bit higher over the table while small lights should be placed a bit lower. This ensures that the lights are not too bright for the eyes.
Plan it Out
Different people have different tastes in lighting. You must review your requirements to ensure that your lighting fits your home’s needs. Homeowners should make decisions on lighting during the design phase instead of during the construction phase of their home renovation.
Light up the Stairs
Stairs need to have light. Poor lighting can be a safety issue that causes someone in the home to fall. Lighting them up ensures that one can leisurely and freely move up the stairs without being at risk. Placing lights at the edge of the stairs or on the course of the stairs ensures that everybody can move while observing every step.
Coloring up your World
Light fixtures come in different colors and designs. This gives you the opportunity to bring a splash of color to your home. Colored light can turn that simple room into one that is attractive and fun.
Lights can be used as Decorative
Even after placing your home’s main interior lights, you can use other light as decorations. Consider changing out photos or paintings for a decoration that uses light. It ensures that every part of your room has that beautiful appearance either during the night or the day.
Using your Windows as a Light Source
Natural light makes your home look excellent and helps cut energy bills. Large windows in the family room or living room can be warm and welcoming on a sunny day. The addition of curtains allows homeowners to adjust how much light comes into the room and offers plenty of options when choosing between natural and installed interior lighting.
Alair Homes Saskatoon is here to help with your home renovation and answer your interior lighting questions. Contact Alair Homes today to speak with one of our professional to create the home of your dreams.