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Lighting: What to Consider


Light fixtures are an important part of home design. They can help set the mood, enhance the look and feel of a room, and even impact energy efficiency. When choosing light fixtures for your home, it's important to consider several factors to make sure you pick the right ones for you.


Purpose of the room:

Different rooms in your home will have different lighting needs. For example, task lighting is needed in areas where you will be working or reading, while ambient lighting provides a general, overall light source. Think about how you will be using each room, and select light fixtures that will meet your specific needs.

Size of the room: The size of the room will impact the amount of light needed, as well as the size of the light fixtures themselves. Small rooms may benefit from smaller fixtures, while large rooms may require multiple fixtures or larger fixtures to provide adequate light.


Style:

Light fixtures come in a wide range of styles, from traditional to contemporary. Fixtures also come in may colour- temperature options, such as 3000k (warm light), 4000k (cool light) and RGB (multi-coloured). Choose a style that complements the look and feel of your home and your personal taste. AutumnHill Homes can help!


Energy efficiency:

Look for fixtures that are energy efficient, such as LED or fluorescent lights. These types of lights can save you money on your energy bill and are also better for the environment.


Installation: Consider the installation process of the fixtures you choose. Pot-lights may be installed virtually anywhere, but other fixtures such as chandeliers and ceiling fans will need special considerations and supports. Most fixtures require professional installation, while some can be installed DIY. Make sure to follow all safety precautions if you're attempting a DYI installation, or better yet, call a pro!


Choosing the right light fixtures for your home is an important part of your home design. By considering the purpose of the room, size, style, energy efficiency, and installation, you can make the right choice and enjoy beautiful and functional lighting in your home.



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