The lighting in your home is without a doubt easily one of the most overlooked but highly important aspects of interior design. What is the point of even building such a beautiful home if there isn’t enough light to see it properly half the time? Lighting is also something that is essential when you think about creating the mood and the ambiance of a space. You should ideally come up with your lighting plan during the conceptualizing of the design for your home so that the contractor is aware of the time to the do the electrical wiring and can arrange for it in the right way. Once your drywall is up to changing the wiring will prove much more challenging and expensive too so make sure that you take your time thinking this over. Here are also a few things that you should keep in mind when it comes to the lighting in your home.
The Dining Room
Everybody loves to create the right mood and the ambiance for the dining room table but if you really think about it, there are so many different types of light fixtures to choose from than you can even begin to think that you might get really confused and end up with something that you do not really want. One of the main things to think about when you consider interior lighting for your dining area is that the fixtures have to be the right size for your table. If there is nothing that is big enough think about using clusters of lights together and make sure that the fixture is at least one-third of the size of the table. It should also be mounted at least between 30 and 38 inches above the surface of the table where you will eat. You should also consider getting a dimmable switch so that you can set the mood as you feel is right.
For Use under Cabinets
If you use a very simple valance on the underside of your cabinets the wiring or the cables will still be really visible and that will take away from the entire aesthetic of the place. Ideally what you should be doing is planning ahead for this. Ask your millworker to create a false bottom in your cabinet so that you can hide the wires without too much hassle. You can also think about getting a recessed strip of LEDs instead.
Track Lighting In The Home
This is one of the best ways in which you can illuminate many different areas with wiring for just one electrical box only. There are many different track lights that look fantastic today but if you are not a big fan of them you can also try to recess the track into your ceiling. It will also help you to design a cool architectural design while you are maintaining the functionality.
Toe Kicks In Your Home
Do not think that having your toe kicks illuminated is just a funny thing to do that has only to improve the aesthetic of that place. Having the right lighting for toe kicks like on the underside of cabinets is a really great way to make for beautiful night lights.