You Need A Lighting Plan!
If you're tackling a whole home Reno or new build or even bathroom rennovation, you need to get your lighting plan locked in nice and early!. This will help your electrician know the necessary rough-in of wires and positioning etc before the walls are sheeted, as it may be a little difficult to change positioning after.
Ok so you have chosen your light fixtures possibly for your new kitchen or bathroom? the next thing is having a plan of positioning and height, keeping in mind there may have to be some battens installed in the ceiling cavity to hold the weight of your new pendant or fan.
Choosing down lights for your new space! your electrician will supply you with the latest quality LED down lights! all you have to do is choose whether you want a warm white, cool white or daylight? this comes down to personal preference.
Dimmers! dont forget to tell your sparky where you may want dimmers like lounge and dining if you prefer areas to have a bit more control of lighting softness.
Light switches! location of light switches is another thing you need to plan well! taking into consideration if you want to be able to turn them on or off from multiple locations.
Power points are also another careful thing to be thought out!, we've all been in a situation that the cord doesn't quiet reach the nearest power point or there wasn't a power point handy for the vacuum! sorting the layout of your power points will ensure you have optimised the space efficiently.
Switch plates and power point plates choosing styles to suit your new build or renovation can be easy! some are just happy with the standard! others like slimline and some like a more fancy option of glass with push buttons. Keeping in mind the prices of standard to style options can range from $20-$150. If Stylish switches and power points aren't in your budget! you could opt to have these just on the kitchen bench or bathroom.
Equip your electrician with all the specs he needs to get your lighting and power just right!