We’re excited to kick off a new series with our partners at Ferguson that sheds light on all you need to know when shopping and purchasing light fixtures for a new home, remodel or renovation. Today, Bernadette Campbell, Ferguson East Regional Lighting Manager, shares how to select fixtures you love, while taking into account your overall design plan. Plus, keep reading to learn room-specific lighting guidelines.
What are the most important things to consider when shopping for fixtures to light your home?
Lighting adds a beautiful finishing touch to a room, much like a vintage broach or special piece of jewelry completes the look of an outfit. Selection of lighting is an important part of the overall design plan and should not be overlooked. Lighting can also add value and security to the entire property.
When shopping for lighting fixtures, key points to remember are:
- the location of the fixture
- the amount of light needed by people using the room
How do you account for both decorative and functional lighting?
We recommend a method called “TADA” lighting: task, accent, decorative and ambient lighting. This combination of layers of light allow the proper illumination for the many different events that take place in every room.
Do you have any room-specific lighting guidelines? For example, what are the most important factors to consider for lighting your kitchen, bath, dining room, etc.?
Stay tuned for our next post in which Bernadette addresses some practical steps you can take to be prepared to shop for lighting for your next home remodel. Thanks for stopping by!