Don’t Forget These Essential Fixtures While Remodeling

Don’t Forget These Essential Fixtures While Remodeling - LightsOnline Blog

When remodeling your home, it can be easy to overlook certain fixtures, putting off replacing them in favor of furniture or painting the walls. But there are many components to a successful home remodel that should not be overlooked. If you’re going for a more modern aesthetic, for example, you’ll also want to update features like sinks and install sleek industrial ceiling fans. That said, it’s your home, so feel free to play around with different styles and finishes on the design elements, such as lighting solutions.

Ceiling Fans Can Pull a Room Together

Quorum Mykonos 92" Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan in Oiled Bronze - Don't Forget These Essential Fixtures While Remodeling - LightsOnline Blog

Give guests a reason to look up by installing a new ceiling fan during your remodel. Whether you’re looking for a rustic, modern farmhouse, or French country style room, windmill ceiling fans catch the eye. Windmill ceiling fans are often larger and have more blades than the typical ceiling fan, making them suitable for larger rooms such as a living room.

Some ceiling fans also integrate light kits. Transitional style fans offer a more versatile look with fewer embellishments while contemporary style fans take on inventive and unique styles.

Lighting Sets the Tone and Feel of a Space

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Just like ceiling fans, lighting can be overlooked when remodeling, but is an important element of design. Industrial ceiling fans can be paired with industrial-style lights, often characterized by gleaming metal. Consider a hanging pendant with an Edison bulb for a vintage industrial look. Industrial lamps often look like they are made from metal pipes, giving a cohesive industrial style to the room. Or, mix industrial style lights in a transitional room to provide a few pops of style via bolder lighting fashions.

Mixing and matching lighting styles and finishes is perfectly acceptable, but it’s important to take a thoughtful, planned approach to help the space appear cohesive and ensure the pieces are complementary.

When remodeling, it’s also a great opportunity to add additional lights and light placements in the house. Details such as accent lighting and media lighting can help reinforce the look you are going for, completing the room and highlighting areas or décor. Accent lighting, using lights such as wall sconces, is a great way to draw attention to a piece of art or another focal point in the room. Media lighting, on the other hand, can serve to illuminate your entertainment space.

And be sure to not overlook additional lighting opportunities in the home, such as staircase lighting. Consider how some bolder lighting fashions can benefit a room by providing a few pops of style. This can be particularly pleasing to the eye when one has a mostly transitional home décor.

Sinks and Faucets Are Important Accents

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The style of the sink and faucet can tie a kitchen together. Farmhouse sinks, for example, give a vintage, country style to the kitchen while undermount sinks have a modern air. With a large number of finishes and styles of faucets available, there is no shortage of options. From chrome or nickel commercial and fusion styles that complement industrial-style fixtures to a brass or oil-rubbed bronze vintage two-handle faucet, the possibilities are endless.

Small but Striking Details

LeGrand Light Switch and Wall Plate - Don't Forget These Essential Fixtures While Remodeling - LightsOnline Blog

Finally, don’t forget to update door handles, light switches and dimmers! Modern door knobs have simple lines and sleek finishes, perfect for complementing industrial-style remodels. Antique doorknobs often look like a large faceted crystal. Traditional-style knobs and levers are rooted in 19th-century European design, such as the Federal and Victorian movements. Adding more options to your door handles are backplates in a multitude of styles, including large pieces that bring a vintage art feel to your doors.

Similarly, light switches and dimmers offer a variety of backplate styles. From metal to wood, simple to highly decorated, light switches and dimmers offer a chance for a pop of style against your wall and, of course, the ability to further set the mood of the room.

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  1. AffiliateLabz
    February 15, 2020

    Great content! Super high-quality! Keep it up! 🙂

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