While we generally take it for granted today, electric lighting was a revolutionary innovation that had an enormous impact on the world. In the past, a homeowner would be thrilled to install even the most basic of electric lighting fixtures, but today we have the ability to design sophisticated lighting schemes. Our team at Mabe’s Electrical and Home Improvement has over 20 years of experience in this industry, so we know a thing or two about how to create successful interior lighting designs. In this article, we’ll share three of the most useful tips that we’ve picked up over the years to help you make your home the best it can be.
- Consider Function- When it comes to interior lighting, it’s important to consider how you’ll be using the space. For example, a kitchen generally needs bright ambient light, as well as more targeted task lights to make cooking easier. For another example, the overhead lights in a living room shouldn’t be so bright as to cause glare on the TV.
- Include Multiple Lighting Levels- Another key to creating successful interior lighting designs is to include multiple levels of illumination. This means that your space shouldn’t just have overhead lights; it should also have accent lights to highlight visual features and task lights (such as desk or reading lamps) for any work that needs to get done. Our team at Mabe’s Electrical and Home Improvement has the right experience to help you choose exactly what lighting features to include and where.
- Aim for Versatility- In interior lighting design, it’s always a good idea to maximize versatility when possible. You never know what tasks will bleed into which spaces, so it’s wise to leave your options open when it comes to lighting. In addition to including multiple types of light fixtures, you may also want to install dimmer switches for even more customization possibilities. Our team at Mabe’s Electrical and Home Improvement can advise you on the best ways to maximize your versatility and functionality, while also ensuring that your home looks beautiful.