For areas like the kitchen and the bathroom, think about using fluorescent lights to get a lot of illumination, and think about putting task lights around to step in where the ambient lighting wont. This is a good way to strike a balance between gentle light and light that is harsher but gives you more contrast.
Many recessed light fixtures available today function equally well with fluorescent bulbs or incandescent bulbs. Actually, fluorescent lighting is truly the best option as these bulbs usually last much longer and provide 3 to 4 times more light per watt compared to the standard incandescent bulbs.
While selecting light fixtures it is also important to keep in mind the feasibility of each fixture. For instance, if people are selecting bathroom fixtures it is advisable to choose recessed lighting or bar lights. This is important since bathrooms accumulate a lot of moisture. Selecting a chandelier or hanging fixture will only provide space for moisture droplets to collect. Eventually this will affect the light fixture and the bulb.
Every component of the home has to be properly thought of while installing lights, as home is the place for relaxation, party and spending most of the time. Lighting creates a perfect look of the house and adds style to various corners and areas. A recessed lighting, uniform lighting and accent lighting are very important while keeping in mind the perfect fixtures for a home.