Foyer Chandeliers

Simply add the dimensions together. For Example, if foyer is 12’ X 16’, add the 12 plus 16 – to get 28. The Proper size chandelier would then be 28” in diameter. This works for any room. Make sure the bottom of the fixture does not hang more than 7 feet from the floor. If windows are present, center the fixture in the window so that it can be seen from the outside or choose a height that will give you the best look.

Another concept is to divide the width of the foyer by 3. For example, if the foyer is 12 feet wide, a 36” chandelier would center nicely with 36” on both sides.

Dining & Breakfast Room Chandeliers

Choose a chandelier with a diameter half the width of the table as the minimum and you could go up to a maximum of leaving at least 6” of space on both sides so that you do not bang your head on the chandelier and damage it!

It should be hung with the bottom of the fixture 30” above the tabletop for an 8-foot ceiling. Go up 3” for each additional foot of ceiling height.
This rule mostly applies to open style chandeliers. Other types like pendants and lanterns could be done to you liking.

How much light do I need?

In order to determine how much light wattage you need to illuminate an area. Simply multiply the square footage of the area by 1.5 to give the correct amount of light.

Example: A 12’x 16’ room size of (12’x16’ = 192×1.5) = 288 watts will be required for proper illumination.

Bathroom Lighting

Avoid shadows on your face with fixtures that use bulb diffusers like glass shades to radiate a softer light.

A light above the mirror, sconces on either side of the mirror and ceiling fixture all play a big part in balancing the light throughout your bathroom. Most bathroom light fixtures can be mounted in the up or down position allowing you to direct the light to where it will give you the best illumination.


Sconces should be mounted 5 feet from the floor or higher and about 8 to 10 feet apart to properly illuminate an area such as a hallway or a room wall.

Flush Mount and Semi-Flush Mount Ceiling Fixtures

A Flush Mount light fixture usually hugs tight to the ceiling and shines the light mostly downward leaving a dark ceiling.

Most Semi-Flush Mount light fixtures will be longer in height with a suspended bulb arrangement the will shine the light down and also reflect against the ceiling giving you the use of both sides of the bulbs and a lot more room illumination.

Installation of Light Fixtures and Fans

It is extremely important that all lighting fixtures/fans should only be installed by a qualified licensed electrician with good knowledge of these products. Many aspects are involved for all light fixtures and fans from the electrical wiring, weight and proper support and the correct amount of bulb wattage used.

We will gladly help you to make a proper decision if you can bring in the measurements and pictures of the areas that you are trying to get lighting for.

Dimmer Switches

Dimmer switches can offer many advantages over regular switches. It will allow you to control the lighting effects for many occasions with full brightness to a quieter more intimate setting.

It is important to purchase the right wattage of dimmer for the amount of wattage used.

Kevin Allen
Kevin Allen
March 3, 2023
We were lucky enough to have Joseph come to our house to make recommendations on lighting fixtures that we require. While he was here he noted that the bulbs that I had in my office were entirely inappropriate and would result in me being fatigued having to squint. I took his recommendation and the difference is night and day. I am very happy that Joseph has helped us out! The prices at InHome Lighting and Furnishings also make it a pleasure to shop there! We will recommend Joseph and InHome Lighting!
Annette Allen
Annette Allen
March 1, 2023
This is a store full of treasures. Joseph is very knowledgeable and gives you great advice to find exactly what you are looking for. It is the best Lighting store I ever visited.
Daniel Whitby
Daniel Whitby
February 2, 2023
Joseph is an outstanding individual! Great store and wonderful shopping experience.
Alla Kerman
Alla Kerman
October 26, 2022
Excellent customer service. Joseph is very knowledgeable and provides great advices regarding his products! Store has lots of great products! Joseph guides customers in the right direction. Definitely will recommend this store!
Helen A
Helen A
April 14, 2022
The owner, Joseph, is friendly and very very helpful. He truly cares about the customer. A large selection of lighting is available.
brigitte Taylor
brigitte Taylor
April 9, 2022
My husband and I have been dealing with Joseph at InHome lighting for many years when we lived in Thornhill. We moved to Niagara region 4 years ago (2 hours away). We still come to see him for all our home fixtures. His knowledge, expertise and customer service out way everyone else. He will not guide in the wrong direction. He has great selections and his products are good quality. We will recommend to anyone to visit his store. Larry and Brigitte (Welland, On)
Allan Newman
Allan Newman
April 8, 2022
I took a chandelier and a pole lam;p to be fixed at In Home Lighting and Furnishings. My saleperson was Joseph and he is a professional electrician, friendly, and takes pride in his work. When I picked up the two lighting fixtures I was amazed at how beautiful and clean they came out. Definetely the place to go whether you are purchasing or fixing your lighting needs.
Andrei Roibu
Andrei Roibu
January 12, 2022
I broke a light fixture that was 12 years old. I came here with little expectation of finding a match. This guy immediately recognized the fixture just by the frame and pulled out an old catalog from the company that made it. He then proceeded to find the fixture and call the company. Miraculously, they had it and they ordered it in. When I went to pick it up, he told me that the company wanted to charge $45 for shipping so he went on his one day off to pick it up himself. I have to say, I am beyond impressed. If you are looking for someone who knows his stuff, and cares about customer experience way more than money, then look no further.