During the process of considering electrical upgrades? One of the areas of the home where an upgrade can have a substantial impact is in the entryway of the house. Interior entryway lighting has some benefits which make updating fixtures a worthwhile consideration.
When people visit your home, first impressions set the tone and convey a positive impact on guests. Think of it as ‘interior curb appeal’. Poor quality lighting on your foyer can leave a poor impression. But it isn’t just the impression entryway lighting leaves on guests! For the people who live in the home, entryway lighting, no matter how many times they use the garage entry doorway, will always signify ‘home.’ So an entryway offers long term ambiance to welcome every member of the family home, too.
Entryway lighting shows off the style of the homeowner and hopefully, the whole house. It signifies the tastes of the owner and shows visitors what they can expect from the rest of the home. Some options include chandeliers, sconces, pendants, or ceiling lights.
Choosing entryway lighting
During the process of choosing entryway lighting, the homeowner should consider the height of the ceiling, both for clearance and for wattage. A more massive entry can handle more wattage and a more significant fixture, providing the ceiling allows for enough clearance. If the ceiling is lower, keep that in mind. An eight-foot ceiling shouldn’t feature anything longer than about 14 inches. While perusing the lighting store, don’t fail to as for the lighting catalog book or link if the salesperson doesn’t offer.
Keep the width of an entryway in mind, as well, especially entryways which step off immediately into the living room or another room. An oversized entryway light will overpower the whole area and create an imbalance. Always keep an ‘entire area’ perspective during the selection process.
Keep maintenance in mind when selecting your entry lighting. It will require periodic cleaning, and no one admires a severely dusty or dirty entryway fixture! Make sure you have the tools for maintenance; lighting stores, for example, sell cleaners made especially for chandelier crystals. Also, be sure only to use the style and size of bulb recommended, especially if they are incandescent bulbs. A higher wattage can cause a fire in your home.
If you’re considering adding entryway lighting or upgrading your existing entryway lighting, why not give us a call? We can rewire or add light to your entryway, which will make a lasting impression on guests and welcome family members home.