Nothing says elegance like a chandelier.

It doesn’t matter what room it’s in or what the decor is. As soon as you put up that decorative lighting fixture, the atmosphere changes. Everyone knows that the lighting makes the room, and you can’t go wrong with a statement piece.

If you’re looking to add some flair to your space, consider upgrading your basic lighting to a chandelier. But before you start, ask yourself these two questions:

  • Is your ceiling high enough?
  • And how much is it going to cost you when all is said and done?

How high should my ceiling be if I want to install a chandelier?

To make sure the room, people, and prized possessions are getting the most out of the lighting from a chandelier, it’s important to hang it in the right spot and at the proper height.

If you have standard 8 foot ceilings, a chandelier should be hung at least 7 feet above the ground.

If your ceiling is taller, a chandelier should be at least 8 feet off the ground.

If you have a 2-storey ceiling, the chandelier shouldn’t hang lower than where the first floor ceiling would be.

When hanging a chandelier from a 2-storey ceiling, you should not let it hang lower than the height of the first floor.

In terms of where you should place the chandelier, try to centre it with the focal point of the room: over a bed or dining room table, or in the middle of the seating area of a living room.

Why do I need an electrician to install a chandelier?

There are many things that you can DIY when it comes to upgrading your home.

Installing a chandelier shouldn’t be one of them.

If you want something that is going to stand the test of time and be in danger of plummeting from your ceiling, you’re going to need the help of a licensed electrician… like the ones at Hyperion. Going this route ensures that you get the most of your chandelier and that your electrical box is equipped to handle the weight of it. Since a standard electrical box that is present in any light fixture installation can only hold about 50 pounds and chandeliers typically weigh more than that, it’s important to make sure that you have the right support systems in place.

You are not only paying for the skill, expertise, and time of the electricians you hire. You’re also paying for the equipment used. In most cases, they will need to use scaffolding to reach the high points in your home. This provides a safe platform that is capable of supporting two people, which is how many people installing a heavy chandelier may require. Some instances may require several sets of scaffolding joined together to reach your ceiling.

How much does it cost to install a chandelier in Ottawa?

No matter where you’re installing your chandelier, you want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of it. To do that, you need the help of an experienced, reliable team of electricians. Let the Hyperion team light up your home in the best way possible.

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