Shopping for new lighting can be fun, as long as you take a few minutes to prepare ahead of time. It’s always a good idea to go to a physical store to see the fixtures and talk to a lighting expert. They are trained to advise you and help you find the best size, type and style of fixture for your room at or below your target price point.
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In preparation to visit a showroom, measure the ceiling height (if shopping for a hanging fixture), as well as the length and width of each room needing new lighting. Your consultant will need the dimensions to determine the appropriate size fixture for your space(s). Getting the fixture size just right can be extra difficult in very large rooms (i.e. large family room with a vaulted ceiling) as well as in small spaces (i.e. laundry room, powder room, hallway). Another important pre-visit step is to take photos of the rooms in which your new lighting will go. The pictures will help with size selection, as well as narrow down the types and styles of lights that will work best in your space.
To find trained and certified lighting experts in your area, go online to ALAshowrooms.com.