Tips for Preparing For A Lighting Consultancy
New lighting can dramatically change your home’s interior. Whether it’s soft mood lighting for the bathroom or targeted lighting for illuminating kitchen countertops and cooking stoves, lighting can offer both practicality and ambience, so it is important that when shopping around or searching for bespoke lighting that you consider your choices carefully.
Many interior companies and lighting specialists will offer a high-quality service like building and fitting bespoke lighting fixtures. Here at Interlink Lighting and Electrical, we do just that for customers nationwide. As we have designed and met with a range of clients, we thought it best to compile together our top tips when preparing for a lighting consultancy. Read on to find out more.
Have design ideas in mind
To make sure that you have a productive consultancy, it is important that you turn up full to the brim with ideas, but also an open mind too. As well as turning up with no ideas whatsoever, it can be equally unproductive if you turn up to a consultancy desperately wanting a complex lighting feature that ends up being way out of your budget or not physically possible to create. This is why it is important to do plenty of research beforehand and outline what your wants and needs are. A great way to do this is by bringing along pictures of lighting fixtures that you have liked online or in magazines, as this allows the consultants to get a sense of what you want.
Lighting is as equally functional as it is aesthetic, which is why it is so important to consider the functional aspect that you want the lighting to deliver as well as how it will look. For instance, if you are designing a new nursery for a new family member, it is likely you will want softer lighting that isn’t too bright, so it won’t wake the baby if you turn the light on. This could also be the same for the bathroom; although you may want the space to feel like the lap of luxury, a glittering chandelier just isn’t practical in a bathroom.
Have a budget in mind
No consultancy will be productive if you don’t have a budget already in mind. However, depending on the design you are thinking of, you may find that it is completely out of budget. This is why it is always important to go to a consultancy with an open mind.
Bringing floor plans and pictures of your home to the appointment will help the lighting specialists see the dimensions, style and feel of your home, aiding them during the design process overall.
Think of questions
A consultancy is a great time to fire away any questions you have before the design process starts. For instance, how long will the installation take? What lighting maintenance is involved? Is this lighting eco-friendly? And, how safe is the lighting overall?
These questions, and many more, can help establish good communication between you both and also help provide a stress-free experience overall, allowing you to focus on the exciting new lighting features being made for your home.
Here at Interlink Lighting and Electrical, our established and quality lighting service can cater to both domestic, commercial and industrial purposes. To discuss your bespoke lighting designs with us, simply contact us today.