What are the Best Lighting Fixtures for My Home?

Lighting offers so much for your home. It is excellent for security, and lighting brings instant ambiance to any room. It can cheer you up being in a bright sunny location. It can showcase your favorite artwork. You can snuggle up on your most comfortable chair or chaise lounge and read your favorite book with ample lighting.

When you are considering lighting in a specific room and throughout your home, consider layers of lighting.

  • Ambient or general lighting
  • Accent lighting
  • Task lighting

Then, you have the physical design of the fixture:

  • Table lights
  • Floor lights
  • Ceiling lights

When you bring in lighting into a room, you’ll have many options of:

  • Pendant lights
  • Chandeliers
  • Wall sconces
  • Close-to-ceiling or Flush
  • Ceiling fan with a light kit
  • Spotlights, recessed lights, picture lights
  • Up-lights
  • Dimmers

As you are considering the purpose, type of lights, and physical design, keep these tips in mind:

  • How many light bulbs does it take and what amount of light they put out (measured in watts or, more accurately, lumens)
  • Distance between your specific object or purpose from the light bulb
  • The color temperature of your light bulb (lower Kelvin “temperature” are more yellow, higher are more white or blue)
  • Is there a shade or cover shielding the light bulbs because this twill either block or diffuse the light
  • What amount of sunlight is already entering the specific room? Will there be plenty of light during the evening without the sunlight?

To give a room character and a pleasant feel, decorators and general contractors use a combination of lighting. For example, in a typical-sized living room, you’ll want to have a centralized light fixture and wall lights such as sconces to give you ambient lighting. Then, add table lamps on each end table for task lighting. If you have an entertainment unit with shelving, you can add the spotlights to showcase a piece of artwork in the entertainment unit. The final light could be an up-light behind a plant to give some personality and more definition to a room. You have the perfect place to get comfortable in, entertain family and friends, or just watch a movie.

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About Georgia Home Remodeling
Georgia Home Remodeling is a Gwinnett-based remodeling and renovation contractor company that has been serving Metro Atlanta and North Georgia since 1991. Originally created by company founder and president Chris Allen as a small painting company, GHR has since grown into a full-service custom remodeling and home renovation provider.

Georgia Home Remodeling is dedicated to providing great service and quality work at a fair price. From the initial contact until the job’s completion, we will be prompt, courteous and communicative, and will always do exactly what we promise to do at the price we quoted.

We are fully licensed and insured home renovation contractor, and our diverse and experienced crews include carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, flooring specialist, and HVAC professionals. Company president Chris Allen, who oversees and manages each GHR job, is also a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Lead Carpenter and Certified Remodeler.

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