In this current world that we live in where people are regularly investing in $1,200 phones, $200 watches, and $1000 vacations among other things, looking for money to renovate your home can become a bit more difficult.
If you’ve ever renovated any room in your home or looked into renovating your home, you’re fully aware that renovations can get quite pricey.
Replacing flooring and/or carpet, putting fresh coats of paint on the wall, replacing furniture and appliances, and changing other aspects of any room in a home can get extremely expensive.
Thankfully, there are some tricks you can implement to save you money when you need a fresh look in your home.
One such trick is changing the lighting in the rooms you want to spruce up. Lighting can make any room look more exciting. Keep reading as we go over five tips on room lighting that will save you money in your renovating endeavors, and satisfy some of your need for change.
5. Shine Bright in Your Kitchen
Brightening up your kitchen with more lighting will do wonders for the space. We recommend installing recessed lights or high hat lights from the ceiling along the edges of the kitchen.
Also, for those fortunate enough to have a kitchen island, consider hanging a few drop lights above the island.
And if you can stand to have more light in your kitchen space after taking the aforementioned suggestions, put some running LED light strips underneath the bottom of your top kitchen cabinets.
4. Swap out the Bad Bathroom Lighting
Bad lighting in the bathroom is like death to the space. Not only can bad lighting in the bathroom distort the true beauty of the room, but it can also hide your good features while illuminating the bad ones when you look in the bathroom mirror.
So if you can, swap out any recessed fixtures over the sink for wall-mounted scones on the wall. Also, consider adding motion-lighting in the bathroom so you don’t have to stumble looking for a light in the wee hours of the night.
If you happened to have a lot of cabinets in your bathroom, again think about adding LED strip lighting underneath the cabinets.
3. Your Corners Deserve Light
If you paid for a whole house, then why not show off a whole house. Invest in some oversized floor lamps to put in your living room corners, and any other space you may entertain in to enhance the room’s aesthetic.
Preferably you’ll want to invest in floor lamps that complement the furniture and wood finishes in the room.
2. Set the Mood
There is nothing wrong with dimmers. As a matter of fact, depending on the room, they should be considered a must. Take for example the bedroom.
We recommend a dimmer in the bedroom to adjust from “I want to check out my outfit in the mirror” lighting to “I want to read a book before bed” lighting.
1. Pay Attention to the Details
Details matter when choosing the right lighting options for the different spaces in your room.
You’ll want to pay attention to whether your rooms need lamps or chandeliers, soft-white bulbs or frosted bulbs, or lampshades or no lampshades. Additionally, custom made LED lights make a huge impact.
Different details will create different effects.
Room Lighting Changes Things
Once more, if you’re looking to spruce up your home, consider changing up the room lighting. Check our site for help or ideas for upgrading the lights and light fixtures in your house.