It is important to set a budget for lighting cost as it keeps us in check and prevents us from overspending during the renovation process. But before we dictate an amount to follow prematurely, you should understand more about the various options available in the market.
There are a few factors which will affect the price point: Level of service, quality, and design.
In today's context, service level is a very subjective matter. Some of us are willing to pay more in return for a fuss-free experience and on the other hand, some of us prioritize more on the quality and specifications of the product. But there are those who would manage to find a fine balance between both service and quality aspects. To figure what suits you better, keep your options open and visit a couple of stores to understand more about their business philosophy, approach, and products they offer.
The quality and technology behind each lighting product plays a big part in determining the cost of it as previously mentioned. With sturdier exterior and higher quality internal components, pricing do tend to increase as well. It is not possible to determine the overall quality just by looking at a product's picture online. Hence. visiting the physical lighting store to ensure that your expectation is aligned before committing is always the best solution. The most important part of a good quality light fixture lays within the internal components. Internal components matters a lot more as it is the keystone of a light, helping dictate factors such as light output, effective lighting as well as lifespan. If you have your doubts or uncertainty, we recommend that you check out our previous article on LED components that make up a light: https://www.shioklighting.com/post/know-this-before-you-start-buying-lights-for-your-home
The last important point before deciding on the budget is aesthetic. The more exclusive the design is, the higher the price. But of course, do take into account the 2 points highlighted above, and assess that the design is a practical one before diving into it.
In short, be sure of what you want and know the market value of the products you are keen on. Find the right balance between all these attributes before setting a realistic budget for yourself. Today, we hope to help everyone maximize their budget by sharing with you a budget breakdown for lightings between a 1 and 2 bedroom apartment. Setting a budget of $500 and $1000 respectively with products provided by Shiok Lighting.
A 1-bedroom condo is a compact sized apartment that can accommodate 1 - 2 pax for daily living. This type of property is commonly owned by singles, retired couples or people who are investing in the property market. A $500 lighting budget is for those who place lesser emphasis on aesthetics and are more focused on the functionality aspects of lightings.
The entire communal space consist of living, dining and kitchen. To better light up these areas efficiently, tracklight will be the ideal choice. They help provide more flexibility and wider coverage as you are able to "customize" and add in suitable amount of pieces to illuminate every corners. You can check out this article on the benefits of having tr