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Lighting Guide

Lighting can make a big difference in how you feel about your home. It helps you perform tasks more easily, makes you feel safer and more comfortable, and allows you to enjoy your home to its full potential. Lighting adds beauty and drama to a room. It can make a small room look open and airy, and a large room appear cozy and inviting. It can create a stimulating atmosphere for a night of entertaining, or a quiet feeling of relaxation after a long, tiring day. In so many ways, lighting can make a difference. And, it does so inexpensively compared to other home decorating or remodeling options.

The fundamentals. There are three basic types of lighting that work together to light your home: General, Task and Accent. A good lighting plan combines all three types to light an area, according to function and style.

Please view our different areas of lighting tips below to learn more about a particular room or light style (click on any image below for further information).

Bathroom Lighting
In the bathroom you
need shadow-free
even lighting for
shaving, grooming
and applying makeup.

Bedroom Lighting
When lighting a bedroom,
you will want to create
an overall atmosphere
of quiet relaxation while
providing some bright
spots for reading
and other activities.

Dining Room Lighting
Dining room lighting
should be functional
and aesthetically
pleasing. This lighting
sets the mood for a
variety of functions.

Kitchen Lighting
The kitchen is primarily
a work area, but it is also
a gathering place for
family and friends.
Lighting that is
comfortable and
functional is required.

Living Room Lighting

When designing a
lighting plan for a
living room you need
to consider the variety
of activities that
occur there.

Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting
enhances the beauty of
your property, makes
your home safer and
more secure.