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Enhance Your Home with the Right Outdoor Lighting

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

outdoor-lighting5 Popular Types of Outdoor Lighting

The outdoor light is useful for not only improving on the aesthetics of the home and garden, but also to keep it safe and secure.

No matter the size of the patio, balcony or garden, there are a wide range of lights to instantly transform the space to make it that much more welcoming.

Here are a few of the most popular types and styles of the outdoor light:

Task

The task lights are a practical choice for installing at entrance points to front porches, sheds, garages, etc. They give a useful amount of illumination to make it that much easier to enter and leave a property.

One of the most attractive styles to install above the front door is the lantern wall light which has a very inviting and stylish look. Also, the flush fitting wall lights give similar illumination, but are more cost-effective and great for installing above the back or side doors.

floodlightsFloodlights

Floodlights are a useful option to give a little extra illumination to the outside seating areas, steps, driveways and paths. Alternatively, the deck lights can help to mark out a pathway.

Accent

Accent lights are the best option to add a touch of drama and atmosphere to the garden. They are a nice way to highlight a water feature, sculpture, pond, certain plants or other focal points outside.

A single accent light placed under foliage or near a favorite feature gives a focused and intense beam, while a light placed either side of the feature creates the more flattering and soft effect.

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Home Lighting Design Trends 2015

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

home-staging-kitchenCurrent Home Lighting Trends

You walk into the lighting section of any home improvement store and are quickly overwhelmed with the number of options available when it comes to lighting the interior and exterior of your home.

Experts know the best tips for lighting that can provide both enough wattage for what you are doing and be flattering at the same time. They also know home lighting trends.

Let’s begin by outlining the different kinds of lighting for each main room of the home.

Kitchen. They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is also a gathering place when company is over. When preparing meals, it’s important to have proper lighting. The key in the kitchen is to focus primarily on the overhead lighting. Additionally lower light sources (think under-cabinet lighting) can shed more direct light onto work surfaces.

beach-kitchen-design-fabric-shadesDining Room. The best tip for this room is to illuminate the table so that it is the brightest location in the room. You’ll find that in the majority of homes utilize a chandelier light fixture. Lighting experts suggest not going any higher than 100 watts total on the fixture. If a sideboard is in the room, then matching sconces can add great lighting features to the space. Pendants are popular over island seating or alternatively recessed light can also provide the same basic effect.

hardwood-flooring-careLiving Room. Lighting this room will vary a little bit more from one home to the next. For the most part, you want to use the general rule of thumb which is to light three out of the four corners. One of these lights should be directed towards an object that you want to stand out in the room. Some homeowners like to feature a particular piece of artwork whereas others may point it at a chair or other favorite decorative element. Floor and table lamps can also be utilized in the living room space to add additional reading or task lighting.

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