Recessed Lighting Fixtures And Other Lighting

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Home Remodeling

Lighting is an important consideration when remodeling your home. Whether you’re taking on a bathroom remodel, kitchen lighting update or a complete home renovation, lighting can produce a dramatic effect on a room. Both task lighting and ambient lighting are necessary considerations when remodeling your home.

Remodeling Your Home With Task Lighting

Task lighting illuminates your functional work areas, including:

  • Bedside tables
  • Countertops
  • Desks
  • Islands
  • Showers
  • Stoves
  • Vanities.

Any additional area that is a dedicated workspace is a good place to use task lighting. Bright lights that don’t cast shadows are best for task areas.

If you're considering a home remodel, kitchen lighting and other large areas can be outfitted with bright lights and recessed lighting fixtures. Hanging light fixtures are best for areas such as kitchen islands or bars, while recessed lighting fixtures are placed under cabinets and other out-of-the-way spots for added brightness.

Remodeling Your Home With Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting is important for setting the mood, or ambience, in a room. You may decide you want your ambient lighting to cast a warm, cozy glow for evenings spent in your living room or TV room. This can be achieved with lamps or can lights in the corners of the room.

Dimmer switches are another great way to achieve a pleasant ambiance, with the option to brighten things up as well. Dimmer switches are popular for living rooms and formal dining rooms. If you're thinking about a bathroom remodel, bathroom dimmer switches are a good way to allow tired eyes to adjust slowly to the light in the room.

Careful planning is needed when positioning ambient lighting. Try to avoid creating a harsh contrast from one area of the room to another. A soft, blended look is best achieved by using several fixtures throughout the room.

Lighting Remodel Tips

If you don't have the budget for remodeling your home, a simple lighting remodel can change the appearance of a room. For example, up-lighting a pale ceiling can make a small room appear larger. Alternatively, down-lighting a room with light-diffusing wall sconces can make a large room seem more intimate. You’ll also need to account for a room's natural light when planning the layout of your lighting fixtures.

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