Bad lighting can sure take the joy out of a kitchen. It makes cooking more of a chore and can discourage people from getting together. Even the finest cabinetry, appliances, and countertops look dull and unappealing in dim lighting. Yet many people who live in older homes, and even some in new homes, make do with light from a single fixture in the ceiling.
Get the lighting you desire. Need an older light fixture replaced or a brand new one installed? A1 Handyman (208) 995-6457 has the experience, tools, and the desire to leave you anything, but in the dark.
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Proper lighting can make your home a more welcoming, comfortable place. Creating lighting effects does not mean the fixtures become the main attraction. What we're after is the effect that a fixture creates. The eye perceives lighting in many different ways. Think about your camera. How many adjustments do you have to make to get an accurate picture of what you see? There are just as many factors to take into account when lighting your home.
Home lighting falls in three categories: ambient, task, and accent. The main living areas of a home should have a flexible combination of all three. Ambient lighting provides general illumination - the background brightness that gives a room a comfortable glow. It helps you move through a room safely and easily. Indirect uplights, such as wall sconces, light rooms softly and evenly for a diffuse effect. Task lighting is directed to places such as a kitchen counter or a desktop, where close work is done regularly. Accent lighting focuses on special features in a room, such as artwork or a special area rug with low-voltage pendants or small, adjustable ceiling-mounted spots. All lighting systems can be fully automated and easily maintained. Some interior lighting solutions include recessed, under cabinet, art lighting, pendant lighting, track lighting, up and down lighting, niche lighting, chandelier, sconce, and alcove lighting.
One of the most common choices in exterior illumination for homeowners is outdoor security lighting. Keeping an area well lit during the hours of night goes a long way as a deterrent to help keep intruders and burglars away. Brightness and responsiveness are two of the most important characteristics to look for in outdoor security lights. The more illumination a fixture provides, the farther its light will carry. More focused illumination is also important so the light does not “get lost” in the vast darkness of night.
The biggest consideration to remember when choosing outdoor security lighting is brightness and motion sensors. Make sure your choice of lighting will provide you with a feeling of safety and security for you and your family during the nighttime hours.
Another choice for exterior lighting is decorative, used to illuminate walkways, plants, shrubs and trees and provide ambiance to a yard. Some of the exterior lighting solutions include; flood lights, security lighting, post lights, porch and coach lighting.
A1 Handyman (208) 995-6457 adds finishing touches that make your home more valuable and comfortable. From installing a new faucet in your kitchen to replacing light fixtures in the bathroom, our skilled technicians complete every last detail. No matter what decorative touches you require, A1 Handyman helps check those tasks off your "To Do" list.