Home Lighting Design Resources

Lighting for the Home from A to Z
Better Homes & Gardens is filled with valuable information on virtually every aspect of home lighting. Articles include tips on Chandeliers, cable lighting, and ways to completely remodel a dining room and a living room with specialty lighting fixtures. The site also covers floor lamps, table lamps, original lampshade designs, tips on lighting the kitchen and the bathroom, and even an article on artistic lighting with candles. There are fascinating articles on table lamps, wall lamps, wall scones, TV lamps, even funky lamps. There are articles on lighting everything from the bedroom to the attic. There are even articles on making your own unique lamps and an entire article on lamp pulls, plus a whole lot more. This site sheds light on the entire world of home lighting options.

Home Lighting Tips and Tricks on StyleAtHome.com
In this page at StyleAtHome.com, you will find a lot of tips and tricks in providing lighting inside your home. This includes a buying guide for kitchen lighting, bathroom lighting, table lamps, and chandeliers. There is a separate on how you choose lighting that can create a great ambiance and atmosphere. Another article talks about the different types of energy-saving light bulbs or Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs), and how to choose the right one for you. If you want to add more style, there are some tips on how to choose candles and lanterns.

Home Lighting Design Tips on HowStuffWorks.com
Natural light is the most welcoming light inside your home. However, you should still provide proper lighting in every corner. To start with, check these lighting tips from HowStuffWorks.com. Here, you will learn the different types of light bulbs, which includes the incandescent bulb and the halogen bulb. Then, you will know to choose the correct lighting for every room of your house and where to place it. Ideally, every 50 square feet of a room needs an average of 200 watts. For example, lighting should be installed directly above the range and the kitchen sink. For the shower room, it's always better if you will use a waterproof lighting fixture.

Make Your Bathroom Beautiful With a Mixture of Well-Chosen Lights
Bathrooms are often the darkest part of the house. Brighten your up with a mixture of carefully selected lights. They will not only add beauty to your home, but they can also enhance your home's resale value. According to this site, lighting experts agree that a proper mix of pleasing bathroom lights not only enhances the bathroom itself, but affects how a person view himself or herself. Bathrooms are no longer simply functional, but now represent a haven within the home and the proper lighting can help a person feel relaxed and comfortable within that home. Because the bathroom has so many complex surfaces, it requires a great deal of thought and planning for proper lighting. One way to do this is to match the finish of the plumbing fixtures with the finish of the lighting fixtures in order to tie everything in together. Different types and styles of lighting are discussed, everything from fiber optics to reading lights over the toilet. Bathroom is an often over-looked and inexpensive way to brighten up an entire home and at the same time add intrinsic value to a house.

For more resources, see the site at BetterLightingDesign.com.

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