Your one-stop shop for all your lighting needs, Capitol Lighting has been around long enough to see almost 100 years of lighting trends and technology. Today, with 9 locations and a well-developed website, they offer an amazing selection of lighting at prices to fit all budgets.
Lighting in your home either makes or breaks the ambiance that you wish to create in your dream home. How do you want people to feel when they walk in the door? Lighting can create a beautiful background for your home, highlighting the accents and your beautiful furnishings.
Before you start thinking of what lighting you want in your home, make sure you take a good look at how natural light enters your home during different times throughout the day. Depending on which way the room is facing, natural light will be filtered through windows differently. For example if you have a north-facing bedroom, the room will be dark, especially during the winter months. Remember this when you are planning which lighting you are going to implement.
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Capitol Lighting Wizard
If you are starting from scratch and building a new home, it would be wise to make sure that your interior designer is an expert on lighting or to bring in a lighting designer to help you with the placement and types of lighting so that wiring can be done during the construction stage. It would be a shame to have to dig into those walls after you’re finished!
Capitol Lighting has an amazing free service on their website, an “expert wizard.” If you are planning to invest in lighting in your home, this is the place to start. The wizard will help you find a lighting expert in your area.
“Welcome to the FREE Capitol Lighting Designer Directory! Capitol Lighting has recruited hundreds of professional decorators and interior designers from all over the country ready to assist you with your latest and greatest decorating job. Whether you’re beginning a rustic kitchen remodel for your home in the hills or are looking to perfect that mid-century modern style for your new apartment in the big city, our network of designers and decorators are ready to help.”
Different Lighting Needs
Each room in your home serves a different function and the lighting should be designed to reflect this, for example:
- A kitchen needs light. You need to be able to see what you are doing on the countertop, digging into the cupboards, and cooking over your range top.
- Your dining room should have enough light to enjoy and see your food; however for coffee and after dinner drinks the lighting should be flexible to provide a softer, warmer ambience.
As the world is trying to go eco-friendly. Your lighting designs should, too. Today, low energy bulbs are designed in various shapes and sizes. They are energy-efficient and use up to 80% less electricity than regular light bulbs. Capitol Lighting has a dedicated section on Green Living. (Save the planet – save on your electricity bill!)
Shipping, Returns, and Customer service
Lead times for shipping are only estimated, so if you are pressured for time, I would suggest giving them a call.
They ship using either their own drivers (close to locations) or a courier company.
Capitol Lighting believes in their service and the merchandise that they sell, and they have a 30 day return policy. However to avoid restocking fees, make sure you contact them prior to shipping the item back to the store – all returns must be pre-authorized!
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