Enhance Your Home with Beautiful Lighting Fixtures
Are you planning to upgrade your lighting fixtures? If you’re renovating your kitchen, master bathroom, or another room in your house, lighting can make all the difference. When you want a more intense light to work in the kitchen or a softer light to relax in your bathroom spa tub, the right type of lighting can accomplish this and more.
There are different types of lighting available for your home’s interiors. In addition to ambient lighting, there is also task and accent lighting. Since 7% to 10% of your home’s energy usage tends to be for lighting, you may be interested to know which types of bulbs are more energy-efficient. While many people may use incandescent or halogen bulbs, fluorescent lights are actually 5 times more efficient.
Good lighting is considered to be an important master bathroom feature, according to the “2016 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study.” When homeowners renovated this room of their house, 46% said that lighting was the most important feature for them. While 67% of the participating homeowners upgraded to wall lights in their master bathrooms, 50% added modern recessed lighting to this room.
When renovating their kitchens, the “2017 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study” showed that 84% of the homeowners were also planning to upgrade their lighting fixtures. There was some variety for lighting fixtures that were added during these remodels:
- Modern recessed lighting: 70%
- Under-cabinet lighting: 71%
- Pendant lighting: 58%
If you’re planning to upgrade your home’s lighting fixtures, you may be looking for a few ideas. You could add Bowery lighting close to your favorite reading chair, Fontana Arte lighting over your dining table, or George Kovac lighting in your bathroom. When it comes to your kitchen or sun room, wouldn’t it be nice to have a Hunter Kensington ceiling fan?
When you have a chandelier or pendant light installed over your dining room table, this will definitely draw your guests to the table. It’s a good idea to limit the wattage to 100 for just the right ambiance.
Semi-flush lights should be installed so that they hang roughly 1 foot from your ceiling. Kitchen pendant lights, in general, should hang between 36 to 48 inches over the surface of your counters.
After your renovations are complete, you’ll be happy that you also decided to upgrade your lighting fixtures. In addition to providing illumination, lighting fixtures are works of art that can enhance any room of the house.