October 20, 2020

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Learning Home Staging – How to Set the Lighting

Home staging is the process of transforming a home to present buyers with the best...

Home staging is the process of transforming a home to present buyers with the best marketable real estate product possible. On average, houses in the real estate market are not ready to show condition. Staging should be the first step in the selling process.

Interior Design

Home staging barrows small portions of Interior Design and creates a more straightforward method to fix, update, and decorate any room in a home with a smaller price tag and less reconstruction. Although homeowners or even professionals accomplish staging, there are still critical fundamental aspects that can substantially change the outcome if they are not followed.

No matter what your experience level is, the way space is illuminated, your redesign’s overall look. Since staging is targeted at a general population of buyers, understanding the use of light and types of lighting is crucial. You can consider hiring lighting spring professionals to install your lightings. Luminaires and lamps have changed tremendously over the last couple of years. However, the primary application of light still applies in the same way.

There are three different ways to use light. General lighting is used to cover an open area such as a chandelier or a floodlight. Task lighting is used in a direct focus, such as a desk lamp. Lastly is accent lighting in which you can find highlighting architecture or art. Combining all three the right way generates an adequately lit space that allows us to perceive a room differently.

Determining how much light is needed for space is very important. Electrical lighting and natural lighting need to be balanced. Having too much light in a room is possible. It can create an uncomfortable environment, and for this article, we want buyers to feel as comfortable as possible.

Along with the three different ways to use light, there are also multiple types of lamps specified for each use. Incandescent lamps (bulbs) were the most commonly used in homes across the country. These lamps use a metal wire that heats up to produce light, which uses a lot of energy. CFL (compact fluorescent light) was created to cut the amount of energy used to light a space in replacement to incandescent lamps. Although the light appears the same, it isn’t because of the technology used in CFL’s. The illuminations are bluish, which indicates a cold temperature. Incandescent lamps give off a warmer weather a glow with a yellowish color.

As described above, color temperature varies depending on the lamp used and can dramatically change the perception of color. This is important because when it is time to choose paint colors, the store’s lighting will not match the light in your home. To avoid this, look at the lighting around the area you are in.

Fluorescent tube lighting

Most likely fluorescent tube lighting is used as general lighting and will have a cold temperature or blue color. The solution is to understand how color is perceived with the CRI (color rendering index) listed on every package. Kelvins are used to measure color temperature. The higher the CRI number, the colder the temperature, and the lower the CRI number, the warmer the weather. If you are redesigning any space, selecting a light source with a CRI of 85-100 is your best option to get the correct perception of color.

Spacing is the next step in proper lighting. Having the same type of illumination nearby will create shadows and unwanted lines on walls and objects. Spread the lighting out to eliminate this issue.

Remember to select the paint samples and order small cans to paint on the walls first and then purchase the paint. Choose a color that is one step lighter and one step darker to be sure you’re using the best one. This rule also applies to choose accessories as well. Before you purchase anything, stand near a window and re-examine the color. If it’s right after that, then continue with the purchase.