When it comes to remodeling a home, lighting can seem tricky, especially recessed lighting, also known as downlights or can lights. Although beautiful, homeowners can still commit some major lighting mistakes when it comes to recessed ceiling lights, such as incorrect placement. The key to a beautiful recessed lighting design execution lies in the planning.

Make sure the downlights work well in the chosen room. For instance, can lights do not add to the relaxing ambience in a bedroom.

Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all approach” for ceiling light placement, but this infographic can help get the ball rolling.

This guide from Houzz offers some good tips for the initial phases of the planning process.

A copy of the floor plan, pen, sketchbook and calculator will come in handy to plan a custom layout.

Other factors, such as ceiling height, lighting strategy and safety issues will have an effect on the placement, too.

Always make sure to consult with a qualified electrician before undertaking any electrical project. The experts at Mister Sparky are happy to help!