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It’s a good idea to have a professional lighting plan drawn up. “I find the most forgotten area in a lighting plan is how the kitchen will look as a background to your living room,” says Joe Snell. “When not in use, your kitchen becomes a very large object in your open-plan living space, and thus you need to make sure it looks great.” An expert will help you solve these kinds of issues. Most specialised lighting stores offer a lighting plan service; at Beacon Lighting, for example, they will arrange an expert consultation for $100, which is redeemable against any purchases made.