Making a space your own is no easy task. There are often key aspects of home decor that we let slip through the cracks when we're saving pictures and pinning inspiration to our Pinterest boards. One of the most imperative attributes of a home is the lighting. It plays a crucial role in both style and functionality.
Recessed lighting can offer directional and uneven grid illumination. In some instances, recessed lighting can create the illusion of a bigger space.
Depending on your project, the installation process of your recessed lighting may vary. For new construction and remodeling projects, recessed lighting is most easily installed between the lengths of timber or steel supporting that part of the building--also known as joists.
Some recessed fixtures are designed for the sole purpose of being retrofit into the structure, and can slip into existing ceiling space through the holes used to accommodate wiring--which is most appropriate for older buildings.
Most often 4-, 5-, and 6-inch fixtures are what is used in residential spaces. The higher in length the fixture is, the higher the ceiling should be. Please keep in mind that adjustable recessed lighting, covering the walls with recessed wall washers, and reflectors can help to create the look of a larger space.
Please be sure to analyze the construction of your home before purchasing any lighting fixtures. Getting advice from an experienced electrician is strongly recommended prior to installation.
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