Remodeling your home gives you the opportunity to make significant changes to your home, and some of the smaller features in the home can have the biggest impact on your space. This is the case with light fixtures. At first glance, light fixtures may seem an oversight that you can make a hasty decision with, but they can influence both aesthetics and function regardless of whether they are in use in the room or not. With this in mind, it is important to spend some time focusing on these features before you make a final buying decision.

The Finish

The finish of your light fixtures ideally will correspond well with other features in the space, such as doorknobs, cabinetry hardware, and faucets. This will give your space a more uniform or cohesive look that you will love. There are several finishes that look similar, so pay attention to care requirements for each one, as well as the durability, to ensure that you make the best choice for your home.

The Size

The size of the fixtures should be in scale to the room. When fixtures are too large for the space, they can make a room seem smaller than it is, and this can be overpowering. The intensity of the light may be too much for the space as well. On the other hand, when the fixtures are too small for the space, they can seem lost and may not generate ample lighting that is needed for the room.

The Type of Light

Another point to consider is the type of light that is generated by the fixtures, and this is perhaps one of the most important elements. The is the functional reason you are purchasing the fixtures, so it should generate a thoughtful decision from you. Indirect lighting is ideal in areas such as a bedroom or a living area where softer light is desired. It may be useful in other rooms, such as a kitchen or bathroom, but a source of direct lighting is also usually needed for task lighting in these areas as well. Some rooms will benefit from having two separate types of light fixtures in place.

There are many factors to consider when making a thoughtful decision about your lights, and these should be at the top of your list. You can narrow down the options considerably when you focus on these points as you make your decision about which lights to buy for your home remodeling project.   #LightFixtures #ChooseLightFixtures

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