Sunday, February 24, 2008

Doing Up Your Home: Light Fittings

One of the more “visible” things you’ll be thinking of as you’re getting your house done up is the light fittings. If you’re moving into a new, completely bare house, getting all the lights done is a significant task and also a fairly high budget one.

Although there are some places in Gurgaon, such as the Plaza Mall and Sikanderpur, where you can go to take a look at light fittings, I would strongly recommend Khan Market in Delhi which is, essentially, THE place for all sorts of lamps and lights that you’ll need in your home. The number of shops and amount of variety (of style as well as cost) that you can find there is just amazing. It’s well worth the trip from here to Delhi and the entire day of browsing and selecting that this project will entail considering the number of lights you’ll need and the amount of money you’ll be spending on this. On a high level, the types of lights you’ll need to look for include:

- A central chandelier type light for the living/drawing room
- Light brackets for all bedrooms and the living/drawing room
- Tube lights
- Ceiling lights for areas like landings, store rooms, etc.
- Lights for your balconies
- Bathroom lights
- Kitchen lights
- Focus lights for accent walls, if you have any
- Garden lights, if you’re lucky enough to have your own little green patch

These things can cost as little or as much as you want them to, so it’s hard to put an estimate here. However, I’d put it at anywhere between Rs. 15-30,000 for the entire house – and that if you’re making an effort not to go overboard spending!

For some good ideas on lighting and general home decor, also check out An Indian Summer - Design, which is a wonderful blog on all things design.

1 comment:

Saurabh Srivastava said...

Great Updates!!
We are planning to move in Vatika City Aster nwxt week. I am shopping around for furniture so just needed few inputs from you. It would be great help if you could suggest me places to look around for furniture as well as floor lamps for living space and bedroom. I have no clue about Gurgaon yet as we have just moved from US.