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Creating A Fun, Safe Garden For Your Children

As the mum of five young children, I know how important it is to have access to a safe outdoor space for your children to play. Being cooped up in the house all day isn't good for the kids or the parents, but you also can't let young kids play in a space that's hazardous. When we bought our new family home, there was a lot of work to do in the garden to make it childproof, and we also wanted to make it a fun place for the kids to play. We erected a new fence, fitted a combination lock on the garden gate, had poisonous plants removed, cordoned off the pool and created a play area complete with swings, a slide and outdoor games. I started this blog to share my DIY gardening tips, and I hope you find it interesting and useful.



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Components to Guide You before Installing Under Cabinet LED Lighting

by Darlene Jenkins

You may have realised that good design in lighting is essential for your kitchen. As such, introducing the LED lights to your kitchen can get you started. You may wish to place these lights under the cabinet to create the functional task of lighting as well as create a welcoming and warm feeling and mood, but you may wonder where will your power supply be located? To help you properly install your lights, here are three components that can help you in answering these questions.

Pick a Good Color for the Light Bulbs

Before you even decide on where to locate your switches or how to conceal the wires, you should consider the color of the lighting that you need. The temperature of the color is going to determine the lighting mood, and how things will appear underneath them. For instance, imagine a situation where you are cooking some food, and the broccoli appears blue on the counter. You probably won't feel like eating it. For this reason, choose a color such as warm or soft white, but make sure you match it with other colors in your kitchen to create the uniformity.

Determine the Cabinetry Size

The size of your cabinet can assist you to determine the type of the LED under cabinet lighting you require, the amount of light that will be produced in your kitchen, or the number of fixtures you will need to install to serve the purpose. Be sure to have the correct size to know the right quantities you need for your LED strips or tapes, the power supply, the switches, and the feeds and connectors.

Select the Most Ideal Power Supply & Lights

After identifying your color of choice and the size of your cabinetry, you may want to select you're the brightness of the lights as well as your power supply. In case you prefer high brightness and task lighting applications, you can go for the LED UltraBright tape or strip lights. On the other hand, in case you want to install accent lighting, then the LED ColorBright lights can be a good option for you. Nevertheless, you may need additional task lighting at some point, so you can try going brighter than you anticipated or you can add a dimmer for control.

Kitchen renovation designers and contractors can help you determine these three aspects of LED lighting installation. Contact local contractors to learn more about your options.