Guest post- How to install a chandelier in your dining room!
Even though it sounds complicated, hanging a chandelier is
not as difficult as it seems. Depending on the model and style of the fixture,
it may take anywhere from an hour to couple of hours to complete the task. Below are some suggestions before you make your purchase to make the chandelier
size and style is the right one for your room. What size chandelier
will I need for my dining room? 1. The size of a chandelier for a dining
room can be varied depending on a few factors. The one and
foremost important one is the ceiling height. Making sure that you have enough
clearance from the dining table is essential. A chandelier should be about 34
inch to 38 inch off the table to allow adequate space. 2. The size of the chandelier can be estimated by
adding the length and width of the dining room area. For example if your room
measures 10 feet wide by 12 feet long then basically adding these two number
will give the approximate diameter of a chandelier. So for this example it
would be 10+12= 22 inch diameter will be the ideal size for a chandelier or
lighting fixture. 3. To create a visually appealing look for the
chandelier, one must make sure that the ceiling box is centered in the ceiling
so that the chandelier can hang right in the middle of the table and the room.
Some of the older home owners may want to use a swag kit to center the
chandelier but this is not recommended if the chandelier weighs more than 15 lbs. 4. Some of the necessary tools to complete
installation are; a.wire strippers b. wire nuts c. electrical tape d. screwdriver e. needle nose plier f. ladder g. blanket or table cover h. ceiling canopy (usually supplied with your
fixture) i. adjustable chain (usually supplied with your
fixture) j. light bulbs 5. Move the table out of the way for your ladder.
Position your ladder below where the ceiling box is, at a safe reachable
distance. a. Turn off the power from your breaker. b. Install the ceiling canopy as described in your
manufacturer’s manual. c. Install your chain at a desired height and adjust
length by taking out a few links or adding. d. Hang your fixture on the chain. Adjust the
height of the fixture to the desired height. e. Re-measure the clearance to make sure the
chandelier is at the correct distance from the table. f. Run the wires through the chain all the way to
the ceiling canopy. Make sure the wires go through inside the canopy loop. Drop
the canopy few inches, this should allow space to make the electrical
connections within the junction box. Do not forget to ground your fixture. g. Insert the light bulbs and turn on the switch to
test it out. Make sure all bulbs are lit. This should complete installing a chandelier in a dining
room. Installations can be different depending on the models. Please always
refer to the manufacturer’s manuals for your specific model. For modern and
chic dining room chandelier designs visit Lighting Paradise.
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