Have you been thinking about installing new lighting in your home? Maybe you’re putting together a list of projects you want to take care of this summer and maybe lighting is one of your top priorities. But you aren’t sure if now is the right time to make changes. Your home’s lighting works and functions as you expected, but it also might not fit your current needs or wants.
So, how do you know if right now is the best time to buy and install new lighting around the home? Here are a few things to consider and help you make the right choice.
Do Your Lighting Fixtures Provide Enough Light?
This is a big question that often gets overlooked. Does your current lighting even give you enough light? Think about every room in your home, as well as the outdoor spaces. Are there spots where the lighting needs improvement?
The kitchen is one room where more lighting is welcome. For example, you might not have enough over-counter or under-counter lighting. The main light in the room may deliver plenty of central light but create “dark spots” in the corners of the room or spaces where cabinetry or walls get in the way.
Many lighting options reduce or eliminate these dark spots, including pendant lighting (ideal for over counters), kitchen island lights, linear chandeliers and other dynamic lighting options that offer more light than conventional ceiling lights.
Do You Want to Take a More Energy Conscious Approach to Lighting?
If you’re looking for ways to reduce your energy bill, installing new light fixtures and ceiling fans are great ways to do it. In the past, many people avoided installing ceiling fans or avoided using them because they were worried about increasing their energy bill.
Like many kinds of technology, ceiling fan tech has come a long way. Today’s ceiling fans are designed with energy efficiency in mind. Additionally, many fans are also designed to work with a smart home setup. Some Minka Aire fans, for example, can connect to your home’s wireless network. You can control certain fans from a smartphone or virtual assistant. This allows you a higher level of control over your home’s comfort and helps you get more out of your ceiling fan without worrying about energy costs.
Do You Want to Update the Look of Your Light Fixtures?
Your home may have had the same light fixtures and ceiling fans since the day it was built. They’ve served your home well, but they may feel out of step with current lighting trends, or they might look straightforward and utilitarian when you want something different. If any of these feelings ring true for you, it’s time to take a look at what’s on the market today.
In the past, it wasn’t uncommon for homes to feature bathroom vanity lights that were made up of a utilitarian row of light bulbs, for example. In recent years, more dynamic bathroom vanity light options have hit the market. You can explore sleek modern options for any room of your home or look for warm and inviting styles.
If your home’s current light fixtures are out of sync with what you genuinely enjoy, it’s worth exploring the many other options out there.
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