Everything from initial meeting, to installation, to follow up has been absolutely tremendous. What a team they have there. I would not hesitate to recommend Carefree to any friends or family, they’re as good as it gets.
Recessed lighting, also called can or pot lighting, is mounted in the ceiling so the fixture is flush with the ceiling rather than being mounted on the surface or hanging down from the ceiling. Recessed lights provide inconspicuous ambient lighting or task lighting for many rooms in your home.
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Taking care of the customer is a key focus at Carefree. We employ interior designers and master electricians to assist with any stage of your lighting project. We support an excellent return policy for risk-free purchasing, our fans have a lifetime warranty and we offer custom ordering to suit your specific needs.
We had our kitchen island done with Carefree Kitchens earlier this year. We couldn’t be happier with our new island. The staff in the office were friendly and helpful with design and materials selection.
The installers were efficient and friendly. Our island looks great in our house! I would recommend Brad and the Carefree team for all of your redecorating needs!
Ceiling fans and light kits can be used to help you maintain a comfortable room temperature while providing light.
Carefree Kitchens & Lighting enjoys the largest lighting showroom and carries the leading number of lighting suppliers in southern Alberta.
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A huge shout to Carefree Kitchens & Lighting for once again helping me out with my needs! Not only have I had 2 kitchens installed by them, but most recently they have hooked me up with some incredible light fixtures for my revenue property as well as my kids’ rooms.
And seeing as they also sell Legrand light switches I have also decided to jazz up the kids rooms with them too.
Track lighting used to be strictly utilitarian, with straight electrically charged tracks and basic fixtures inserted along the track. Now, however, the tracks have become curvy works of art and can range from pendants to spots, designed to complement any interior décor.
– The recommended diameter for a dining room chandelier is one-half the width of the table.
We have nothing but rave reviews for the service and quality product we received!. A large renovation can seem overwhelming and even painful at times, but the staff, especially Phil, made it a pleasure.
Any issues, adjustments or questions were always addressed in a pleasant and timely manner. I am actively recommending Carefree to several friends that have new kitchens in mind for the near future.
Carefree Kitchens and Lighting supplies the majority of Southern Alberta’s builders and offers house packages that include the best service and prices. We are an authorized dealer of Schonbek crystal chandeliers and many other distinctive and well-known brands.
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Once thought of as fancy fixtures for ballrooms or mansions, today’s chandeliers are found in nurseries, bathrooms, libraries and kitchens, in styles and materials to fit any budget or decorating scheme.
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Annual Carefree Kitchen Makeover Event Every year, Carefree Kitchens and Lighting looks for a deserving family to tell their story about why they deserve a kitchen makeover in their home.
Dimmers can be used with most ceiling-mount fixtures to adjust the brightness level in any room, allowing a wide range of interior lighting moods. Dimmers not only provide more flexible lighting, but also help you save energy and extend the life of your light bulbs.
A pendant light hangs from the ceiling like a chandelier, but has a single light source, which might have one or more light bulbs. Pendant lights can have shades directing light up, called an inverted pendant, or down, called a downlight. Inverted pendants provide ambient light, while downlights are typically used for task lighting or illuminating a workspace such as a kitchen island. Island lights may have two or three light sources shining downward to create a pool of light.
My wife and I are so happy with our cabinets. They look great and we have had all “very” good comments from everyone that has seen them. I would also like to say that Phil and all the staff from Carefree Kitchens treated us in a very professional manner. During the design stage, Phil made some great suggestions and was very, very helpful all the way through answering our questions. Pricing was great as well. Installation was awesome. I will always recommend Carefree Kitchens to anyone that I know who is doing a kitchen/bathroom renovation.
Flush mount fixtures, which hang flat against the ceiling, are not just for closets and hallways anymore. If you have low ceilings and are looking for ambient light, flush mount fixtures are available in styles that range from inconspicuous to ornate, for illuminating bedrooms, dining rooms and more. Some flush mounts house fluorescent bulbs to provide light to a large space while saving you money on energy costs.
Fixture Type Lighting Decor Category Room Types Best For Chandelier Ambient Light Dining Room Bedroom Master Bath Foyer Child’s Room Flush Mount Ambient Light Bedroom Closet Kitchen Playroom Hall Dining Room Office or Study Porch Semi-Flush Mount Ambient Light Dining Room Kitchen Patio Foyer Bedroom Pendant or Island Lighting Ambient Light Task Light Kitchen Foyer Dining Room Recessed Lighting Ambient Light Task Light Accent Light Kitchen Hall Play Room Family Room Office or Study Track Lighting Ambient Light Task Light Family Room Hallway Kitchen Great Room
Just a quick note to let you know Jake was here yesterday to install our counter-tops. He did a wonderful job and was so accommodating!!! No wonder you won the Business of the Year award if all your staff are like he is (and I must say that anyone I have had to interact with in regards to this job has been great!).
Thank you for a great experience and kudos to Jake.
Different ceiling fixtures require the use of different types of light bulbs. Head in-store for a complete selection.
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A variety of ceiling lighting styles are available, from sleek chrome and steel fixtures to period-specific antiques or reproductions. These are often part of lighting collections that have coordinating wall lighting, sconces or lamps and shades.
– The recommended height for hanging a chandelier above a dining room table is 30 inches for the lowest part of the chandelier.
The Professionalism Carefree Kitchens has shown in every aspect of our kitchen installation from start to finish has given us a confident choice to make on our next kitchen project or when referring others.
With the largest lighting showroom in Southern Alberta, and the lowest prices guaranteed, Carefree has all you need.
A semi-flush mount ceiling light falls between a flush mount fixture and a chandelier in style. Semi-flush mounts hang approximately 4 to 8 inches from the ceiling, giving the illusion of a chandelier where a low-hanging chandelier wouldn’t be possible, and providing ambient light.
Recessed light is a great way to provide general lighting because the source is concealed; flush-mounts also provide general lighting. For accent lighting try wall washing with scones or highlighting artwork with track lights.
LED Lighting is an exceptional way to decrease your electricity bill without decreasing the brightness of your room. Recent LED Lighting technology improvements allows you to substitute LED bulbs in almost any fixture.
Learn more about LED Lighting. The foyer is the first impression of your home. If the fixture can be viewed from above choose a fixture that looks pleasing from the second story as well. To ensure your stairways and halls have ample lighting for safety, try placing wall sconces 8-10’ apart to illuminate the entire hallway.
To ensure your stairways and halls have ample lighting for safety, try mounting a sconce 66” from the centre of the fixture to the floor to ensure the lamp source is not visible. Wall sconces placed in a hall or stairway can reduce the ‘cave effect’ often caused by down-lights.
To determine the proper size of the chandelier for the foyer add the room dimensions together for the diameter of the fixture. Example: A 10×10 room would = a 20” fixture in diameter. A chandelier or pendant over your table can provide a focal point in the home as well as providing general lighting.
A chandelier or pendant should be hung 30” above the table and can go up 3” for each additional foot of ceiling. For additional light focused in your table try using a chandelier that shines down on the surface of the table.
The kitchen is often the busiest rooms in your home. Keep these tips in mind: Under cabinet fixtures provide task lighting on counters and reduce shadows. Try mounting a down light over the sink for additional task lighting.
Mini pendants 18-24” above a work surface is a great way to light up an island or breakfast bar.For additional light focused in your table try using a chandelier that shines down on the surface of the table.
In an eating nook try a pendant hung 24-30” over the surface of the tab le to provide sufficient task lighting. Down lights mounted 18” off the edge of the cabinets and spaces 3-4’ on centres creates general lighting.
A fixture mounted over the vanity is a good way to light your bathroom, but to avoid shadows try mounting a wall sconce to match on either side of the mirror, as well as, recessed down lights mounted 24-36” on centres between the face and the mirror.
To avoid shadows in the bathroom and vanity, choose a fixture at least 24” wide over the mirror. In a bathroom and vanity, wall sconces should be placed at least 28” apart and 60”above the floor.
Additional areas in the bathroom and vanity that may require additional lighting are over the tub, shower, or toilet in which case a down light would be sufficient. Outdoor lighting provides security and enhances the look of your home.
Try landscape lighting, not only does it create ambiance, it provides needed safety along pathways. When choosing lighting for the outside of your home, select a size and design that keeps with the size and design of your home.
When mounting wall lanterns on the outside of your home ensure the lanterns are 60-66” from the ground to the centre of the fixture. How large should the wall lanterns be for my front entrance? There are no hard and fast rules on this.
Basically, it depends on the height of your house’s front entrance. Normal range for the lanterns would be from 1/5 to 1/6 of the entrance height. For specific task lighting in areas where stronger light is needed, multiply the area’s square footage by 2.
5 rather than 1.5 to find the needed wattage. A kitchen work island or a desk area where schoolwork is done is an example of task areas in your home. These same rules apply to every room or area in your home.
How much light do I need in an area to light it properly? Glad you asked! There is actually a proven formula for calculating the proper amount of general light (usually expressed as the number of watts) you should have in each room or area of your home.
Multiply the length times the width of the room (e.g. 10 x 10 = 100). Then, multiply that number times 1.5. That gives you the amount of wattage you need to light the room properly for general illumination.
(e.g. 100 x 1.5 = 150 watts)
Our huge lighting selection and volume orders allow us to pass on our buying power to our clients. In fact, we guarantee the lowest pricing on lighting products anywhere in southern Alberta. You’ll be impressed with our wide range of well-priced lighting, from basic lighting to high-end designer lights.
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Love my new Kitchen!! I’m highly recommending Carefree to anyone who asks! Service and quality have been top notch!
Just a wonderful place to get your whole home lighting. I had gone around and found out what prices were at other places and got the a better deal at Carefree Kitchens & Lighting than even Home Depot or Canadian Tire.
I am very happy with my lighting package.
I am writing to you to commend your store on the exceptional service I have received now for the second time in designing, planning, and building my kitchen. Your staff is beyond courteous and every time I have had a query or problem, they always got back to me sooner than expected.
In casual conversations with some friends about the incredible service I received, I have not been surprised to find that this is a common place experience when they’ve dealt with your dedicated team as well.
Please pass on my commendation to your team as I sincerely appreciate their enthusiasm, friendliness, and above all, exemplary customer service. I already have and will continue to recommend you without hesitation.
Previously $150.00, Carefree is offering a free lighting consultation for a limited time. Call us or come in today for a comfortable, no pressure, and easy evaluation of the possibilities for your home. Our professional lighting sales staff will offer suggestions and insightful advice on the most esthetic potential your rooms may hold.
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Track lighting is used as task lighting, illuminating a kitchen island or countertop, or as accent lighting to focus attention exactly where you want it on photos, paintings or architectural features.
Carefree Kitchens has an impressive lineup of kitchens. Talk to one of our kitchen pros about your new or renovation kitchen project.
Fluorescent lights have come a long way since the days of being tucked away in a workshop, closet, or industrial space. Today’s decorative fluorescent light fixtures are available in styles to complement every room in your home, while providing more light for less money than traditional incandescent bulbs and fixtures.
Lighting is one of the most important design elements in your home, setting the tone for each room. Three different types of interior lighting establish the feel of a space:- Ambient lighting fills a room with bright light or a mellow glow. – Task lighting focuses a beam of light on a work area. – Accent lighting highlights art or an architectural feature.
Keep in mind that changing light bulbs in flush mounted fixtures can be a challenge, especially if you have high ceilings.
For other rooms, consider this formula for finding an appropriately sized chandelier: Add the length and width of the room together. For example, a room that is 10 feet by 12 feet would total 22 feet. Convert that number to inches: 22 inches is the recommended chandelier diameter.