* The style & colour that will suit decor and house
* The size of each room
* The function of each room
* The height of ceilings
at the range of available lighting by visiting lighting
in a house plan and spend time with a consultant.
This stage can take up to two hours so it may be an idea
to telephone for an appointment. (A good lighting consultant
will help you reach a decision by asking you lots of questions
without deciding for you.)
a quotation. Beware of cheap substitutes, insist on quality
you have the time to obtain a number of quotes, take your
best quote to the retailer with the largest range. (Lighting
Bonanza of course!)
a deposit to show that you're serious, and give the retailer
up to four weeks if you are ordering special lighting.