When it comes to home building, remodeling and interior design, lighting is a top priority among consumers. It’s functional in that it helps us to see and perform tasks more easily, and it’s aesthetic in that it can add beauty and drama to a room. Good lighting to create a stimulating atmosphere for a night of entertaining or a comfortable feeling of relaxation after a long, tiring day.
Given the importance of lighting design in a home, doesn’t it make sense to entrust your purchasing decisions to trained lighting experts? This is the distinct advantage that your local lighting showroom has over national chains and big-box stores.
Local lighting businesses, like Texas Bright Ideas, place a special emphasis on professional experience and training. Many of these showroom employees have specialized training and certification from the American Lighting Association. They are lighting experts, so they have a better understanding of the products they are selling. They’ll know what will work, what won’t work, and they’ll take more time to get to know you along the way. The professionals at a local showroom will sit down with you, pour you a cup of coffee and discuss your plans and budget with you. At a big-box store, you may not get the same level of customer service or up-to-the-minute knowledge about lighting because of the hustle and bustle that comes with running many departments.
Despite the sprawling shelves and endless aisles at the big box, your local lighting showroom will also offer the best selection of products. Many manufacturers choose not to make their products available at home centers, making the selection at the local shops much more comprehensive and unique. Local showrooms feel free to take chances with new products because they are not limited to a national buying plan. This flexibility, combined with years of experience and specialized training, means that your local lighting showroom can provide designer tips, the latest technology in energy efficiency and innovation and any other guidance you need. And while the product selection and service are superior, this higher quality comes at fair and comparable prices.
Finally, choosing to shop at your local lighting showroom supports your local economy. Local businesses return more than three times as much money per dollar of sales to the local economy than chain stores. They employ millions of Americans, having accounted for 63 percent of all net new jobs over the past 20 years, according to the Small Business Association. As part of the local business community, local lighting showrooms reinvest in the local economy, support other local businesses and employ local workers, making them the best fit for your community.
Texas Bright Ideas is a family-owned lighting, ceiling fan, and window coverings retailer with locations in Harker Heights and Georgetown, Texas. For more information, visit www.texasbrightideas.com.