6 Types of Room Lighting

There are a few different types of lights out there in the markets today, here’s a quick guide to understanding what they are.

Recessed Lighting

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Source: Home Depot

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Source: Eaton

Recessed lights are light fixtures which are installed into hollow openings in the ceiling. The light fixture is typically cylindrical.

Hanging Lighting

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Source: Etsy

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Source: Design for Comfort

As the name suggests, hanging lights are those which are hung from the ceiling. They are usually used in order to create a central feature in the room or lobby.

Cove Lighting

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Source: Houzz

Cove lighting is the type of lighting that is built into ledges or recesses in ceilings. They are often used in false ceilings we see nowadays, and are typically done in conjunction with recessed lighting.

Spot Lighting

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Source: Leekes

Spot lights are used to highlight specific attractions on the walls like paintings or murals, given their strong focus on a single point.

Track Lighting

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Source: Homedepot

Track lights are those which are mounted on a track which has electrical conductivity and allows the lights to be moved along it anywhere

Wall Sconces

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Source: Pinterest

Wall sconces are lights which are attached to the walls and use only the walls for support. Typically an electrical box is fixed into the walls and then the fixture is attached to it.

 

So next time you walk into a store or are browsing lighting online, you know what terms to use for different types of lighting.

Wardrobe Design for a man’s closet

Designing the perfect wardrobe in a limited amount of space is the key to keeping your clothes well organised and always looking your best. These tips should help you plan the perfect closet.

Modular Wardrobe

As a general rule a man’s closet should be modular and divided into 2 sections, the larger area should be dedicated to hanging space and a smaller section should be given to shelves and drawers. The main hanging space can be divided in two halves (top and bottom) as nothing in a man’s closet is longer than a shirt, at the bottom of the hanging space one can plan a shoe drawer which does not need to extend beyond the height of a running shoe. The open shelves are used for casual wear like t-shirts, shorts etc. and drawers for underwear, socks etc.

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Maximise Hanging Space in your Closet

For men it’s all about hanging, provide the most amount of hanging space for jackets, shirts, pants, suits etc.

Organizing Accessories in the Cupboard

Belts, socks, ties etc. tend to get lost easily in unorganised closets. The key is to keep them visible and easily accessible. For ties and belts use efficient slide out racks. For socks and briefs use compartmentalised drawers to make sure they are all in pairs and easy to find.

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Shoe Storage

Men’s shoes tend to be simple and don’t usually extend beyond the height of your average padded running shoe, so build a show drawer across the whole closet to maximise shoe space.

Packing Away Seasonal Clothes

If your closet height is more than 7 feet add a loft area on top for seasonal clothes like sweaters and jackets.

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These basic principles can be achieved in a number of configurations, so browse through options online and find the one that suits your requirements. If you have more space some of these concepts can be extended to a walk-in-closet.