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Follow These Tips for Great Indoor Lighting!

dining room with recessed indoor lighting on ceilingWhen you decide to have Waltham, MA indoor lighting installed in your home, you have many factors to consider. First off, it’s important that you trust in professionals for this kind of electrical installation—or any electrical installation, truthfully. The reason for this is because professionals know how to install wiring and fixtures safely, and also have the knowledge, training, and licensing to keep up with building codes and requirements for your community.

But indoor lighting installation isn’t all business! We get it—you want to create a certain ambiance within your home. That’s why we’ve provided some tips below to follow when you’re choosing what type of lighting you’d like in your living space.

Choose Soft Lighting for Your Bathrooms

There are some areas of your home where you’ll require powerful task-based lighting—such as in a home office or in a garage. However, your bathroom isn’t one of these places. To make your bathroom more of a retreat and less of a rude awakening in the morning, consider small wall sconces and perhaps track lighting, with soft and warm coloring versus harsh lighting.

Add Colorful Accents to Bland Rooms

Do you have a room in your home with white or beige walls? Is the furniture plain looking too? Then the last thing you probably want is boring lighting to go along with it! Consider a pop of color—we aren’t talking about the lighting itself but rather the fixtures. For instance, if you have a white-walled room with white furniture, you may consider bright gold or bronze fixtures to bring the room to life.

Utilize Your Ceilings

This is especially pertinent in your kitchen and your living room—understandably these are areas where you would like to save as much counter space or table space as possible. That being said, recessed lighting could be a great option for you, for both of these spaces.

There are a number of ways you can go about this—you can have recessed lights on dimmers if you prefer softer light in the room, or if you have a lot of natural light coming in. You might even decide on energy-saving LED bulbs for your recessed lighting. There are limitless options available to you.

Create a Well-Lit Entrance

This starts with your outdoor lighting, but to welcome people into your home, it’s a good idea to have a well-lit foyer or entrance into your home. Chandeliers are excellent, popular choices for these areas, as are wall sconces on either side of your front door. We’re happy to meet with you and go over your options to see what type of indoor lighting will work best for your specific needs and specific home.

Indoor Lighting FAQ

One of the most common questions we get about indoor lighting is in regards to how many lights and light fixtures a home may need, especially in the case of a home remodel or new construction. We can’t give you a simple answer though, as it truly depends on a number of factors.

How many windows will your home have? Will your home receive a lot of natural light? Do you have rooms that will be highly tasked-based, such as offices or craft rooms? Will you be spending a lot of time in your kitchen? These factors and more will help us determine your indoor lighting needs.

Contact the friendly technicians at Ryan Gath Electric for exceptional customer service!

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