Light Up Your Home A Bit
When you need a lighting fixture for overall room illumination and don’t have a lot of height to work with, a flush mount chandelier is a perfect solution. Flush mount lighting fixtures are mounted right on the ceiling surface. Semi-flush mount chandeliers can have as little as a 4 to 8 inches drop and both models come in every style available in other fixtures. Please visit our Semi-Flush Mount Chandelier section for a complete selection. There are even flush mount chandeliers for outdoor uses like patios and sunrooms. These will generally be sealed and waterproofed.
Flush mount chandeliers are one of the most commonly used fixtures in homes. They provide overall room illumination for bedrooms, hallways, entryways and kitchens. Task lighting is better served by brighter floor or desk lamps. You will want to take into consideration the amount of lighting you will need for the area in question, as most flush most fixtures accept numerous bulbs. Over-lighting will be too harsh and under-lighting the area will leave dark shadows and require you to need more lights in the long run.
Even though flush mount chandeliers are one of the most common you see today, it certainly doesn’t mean they have to be boring! They come in all styles from traditional to modern for a dizzying array of lighting choices. As you are choosing lighting options for the rest of your home, don’t forget to choose flush mount fixtures for those areas that call for them. They will be available in the style you have chosen and will match perfectly for a pulled together designer look.
Generally, flush mount fixtures are easier to install than most, particularly if you are just replacing an existing piece. It is usually just a matter of attaching a few wires to the existing light switch and you are good to go. If you are installing a flush mount fixture where there was none before, you might want to have a professional electrician do the work for you.
Bright, flush mount Chandeliers with large diffusers are good choices for kitchens. You will probably want a diffuser with a smooth surface that is easy to remove and clean, which it will need frequently. These large flush mounted fixtures will give off the bright light needed for working in the kitchen and also add to the beauty of the room.
Very common in homes today are flush mount ceiling fans. If you don’t have particularly tall ceilings, these will work perfectly. They can go in spaces anywhere you want to circulate the air and also need illumination such as dining rooms and living rooms. You want to make sure that your have at least 7 feet of clearance between the bottom the light kit and the floor in open areas and 30 inches over table and bar surfaces.
Whatever lighting choice you make, here you will be able to find a beautiful Flush Mount Chandelier for your home and enjoy it for years to come.