Accentuate Your Home With Lighting Solutions

By: Sarika Kabra

We have already covered the major rooms of the house – themaster bedroom, living room and the attic in my last article. Let us now lookat some of the other rooms that comprise your house. Remember, the correctlighting can make the difference between a good, functional energy efficienthouse and an electricity guzzler. Attention to small details will make thedifference.

Children’s Room: You have already set up your own room- itstime you paid adequate attention to the kids as well. Ensure the switch isclose to the entrance to enable you to use it while entering or leaving theroom. Use bedside lamps beside the single platform bedsto allow them to do somebedtime reading. Keep a provision for extras like a music system, PC etc,besides the very essential table lamp on the study table. A smart table lamp issure to attract your teenager to at least sit at that table – what he doesthere is a different matter!

Bathroom: Most modern houses have the bathroom attached tothe bedroom. You would not like your bathroom lights to play havoc with thesettings of your bedroom furniture, hence it is best toplace the light where it does not shine directly on your bed when the bathroomdoors are open. Having taken care of that little detail, use an adequatelybright light to light up the bathroom.

A set of three focus lights hanging from the ceiling couldgive your bathroom that extra special look. Use miniature halogen lights inthem to give a bright look and augment the look of the tiles you spent afortune on.

Dining Room: The basic need of lights in the dining room isto light up the food. Your special china will look best under the arc lightsthat will bring out its finer details. Use hanging halogen lights just over thedining table to avoid that extra light spilling over to the sectional sofas in the living room. Softwhite light may be used to light up the rest of the room, with a dimmer toenhance that romantic feeling whenever you are in the right mood. Light up thebar thoughtfully – it’s the place that is going to command the maximumattention during any party!

Kitchen: Coming to that most important of rooms where thelady of the house spends most of her time preparing meals. More so, everyonewould chip in with some kind of help at some time or the other. Since cleanlinessis so important here, lighting that lights up all the horizontal and verticalspaces is essential. Use a circular CFL for shadow free, bright results. Therefrigerator or chopping platform could be given a focus light of its own. Ifyou have a false ceiling and would like to highlight the features, go in forcove lights to enhance the effect.

Balcony, Staircase, Other Common Spaces: In case of commonareas, you would need to have adequate lighting as they tend to be used forheavy movement. A light in the balcony would be lit for long periods of time,hence it is best to go for an energy efficient option like a CFL – the wattagecan be small. Wall lights are suitable for staircases to light up the entirearea well.

So go ahead and enjoy your creationsFeature Articles, and be comfortable atthe same time.

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