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The Importance of Lighting When Selling

Lighting is one of the best ways to add intrigue to a room. The right lighting is magic - it can help make a room appear larger, or taller. It can highlight important features of a room. 

You may ask yourself, ” What sort of light bulbs should I use? ” Firstly, it is always recommended that you buy the prime wattage permitted, then control it, by installing a dimmer. This is always a great attribute, as you can adjust the light according to the time of day. Of course, never root a bulb that exceeds the maximum wattage that the fitting instructions suggest.

 Some examples of different types of lighting and their associated properties:

- Incandescents: throw a light warm, golden yellow light. They are paragon for creating warmth, coziness and intimacy. The advantages to these lights are the nice light that they sling.  They are inexpensive and easy to find. Some disadvantages are that they can scorch delicate paper shades.

- Halogens - These emit a whiter, more pure and bright light than the incandescent.  Some advantages are that they are naturally an energy efficient choice. The design of the bulbs can be lean and compact. The mains - voltage types can be used in conventional fittings without a transformer, but ask an electrician first. The main disadvantage, is that they are expensive to replace.

- fluorescents are available in many new varieties that are ideal for mini strip lights in kitchens, desk lamps, display lights.  Put these in areas where you can use compact fluorescents for energy capital, without hurting the graceful aspects of your home. In places where you still need to have a dimming capability or greater lighting control, you may want to incorporate halogen as a part of your quantity lighting strategy.

- LEDs: These lights are typically associated with Christmas lights.  They are cool bright lights and best used as an indirect light.   They are best used under cupboards, underneath valences, around a bathroom vanity, as night lights and for driveway lighting.

To make a room appear taller, use vertical beams from low pending pendant lights. Making a room appear larger can be achieved with the use of mirrors skillfully placed to reflect light where to open up a room.  Be sure to add lighting with up lights, recessed lighting, smaller lamps and artwork spot lighting. If you want a sizeable, high room to feel more cozy, consider setting up several table lamps to create smaller, low pools of light.

Thoughtful lighting choices will serve to maximize your homes attributes and minimize its flaws. So, consider the role of lighting as you go about preparing your home for potential buyers, and dare to stage your home in the most attractive light!

 

 
 


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