Especially now that spring is here and summer is right around the corner, homeowners everywhere want to take advantage of the longer days and bask in the more abundant natural light. Knowing how to increase lighting in your home can make every room in the house more enjoyable throughout the year and can even provide energy savings in the summer and in the winter. Increasing the lighting throughout your house has a number of benefits, including the potential to be more environmentally friendly, reduce your energy costs, make it easier to perform regular tasks, enhance the design of your furnishings and improve eye function. There are many ways to add both natural and artificial lighting to make tasks easier and create a sense of warmth, and lighting brings out the subtleties in your home decor.
We tend to notice the need for lighting inside the home more than outside the home, especially as the sun starts to set. Interior lighting can also help create a mood in any room and more light generally translates to a warmer and more welcoming mood, but different kinds of lighting can enhance your existing decor. For example, abundant lighting in the entry will make anyone entering your home feel safe, welcome and happy to be there, while a pair of lamps with different light settings in a master bedroom can be calming and seductive. Task lighting is a wonderful addition to any room but is most useful in kitchens and bathrooms where specific locations need to be well lit; task lighting can be accomplished with a pair of lamps or with under cabinet lighting. Track lighting and recessed lighting are other great options for increasing lighting within a large room and both of these options can be installed with dimmers and adjusters for the perfect amount of light any time. Continue Reading