When it comes to upgrading your home’s lighting, you have plenty of options to choose from. However, before you start shopping for new lamps or chandeliers, ask yourself whether your entire San Diego home’s lighting system could use an upgrade.
Recessed lighting is a great way to light your space without worrying about endless lamps or mounted lights.
Is recessed lighting worth the trouble of installing it though? Is the cost too much? Here are the biggest benefits you’ll enjoy when you upgrade to recessed lighting.
Light Up Your Entire Space
Without recessed lighting you’ll need lamps to light your space. In larger rooms or open floor plans, this can be a challenge.
Unless you want to place lamps in the middle of your room, larger spaces might be left with darkened centers.
You’ll also need multiple lamps, either table lamps or floor lamps, to shed light on an oversized room.
Besides dealing with the lamps themselves, you’ll also need to navigate running cords to outlets throughout your room. The more lamps you need, the fewer outlets you’ll have left open for other uses.
With recessed ceiling lights you can illuminate your entire space without tripping over power cords or resorting yourself to dark spots.
Make Your Space Feel Larger
With fewer lamps crowding your rooms, another benefit you’ll enjoy when you add recessed light fixtures is the feeling of having more space.
Fewer lamps aren’t the only reason you’ll feel as though your room has grown. An effect called “wall washing” also helps with this.
This doesn’t mean that you’ll need to break out a sponge and start scrubbing your walls clean. Instead, wall washing refers to a light effect that casts more light throughout your room rather than in small pockets.
When recessed lighting is properly done, it can cause your rooms to look and feel much larger.
Highlight Your Collections
Lighting your room with recessed lighting can make your entire space feel larger, but whole-room lighting is far from the only way to use recessed lights.
Another recess lighting idea is to use these lights to highlight a bookshelf, display case, artwork, or other feature in your room.
Much like small spotlights in an art gallery or museum, you can use recessed lighting to shed light and draw attention to a specific space in your room.
Add Value to Your Home
Whether you plan to sell your home now or in the future, recessed lighting is a great way to add value to your home and attract potential buyers.
Recessed, flush-mounted lighting can add significant value to your home.
Whether you’re adding recessed lighting to your kitchen for a modern look, or throughout your home for a luxurious touch, you’ll be boosting your home’s resale value.
With many homeowners now making this upgrade, buyers are often looking for this feature. Homes without it may be at a disadvantage when it comes time to sell.
Create a Minimalist Look
The minimalist home decor trend has been popular for years now.
There are a variety of ways to “do” the minimalist look.
Metal accents and contrasting dark and light colors lend themselves to a modern look. Warm accent colors and patterns are great for a natural feel. Soft furniture and cool colors are perfect for creating a cozy space.
Recessed lights are the perfect addition to any minimalist decor. Taking lamps out of a room opens up the space and leads to less clutter, without sacrificing light.
Light High Ceilings
Large rooms aren’t the only spaces that are very difficult to light with traditional floor or table lamps.
Rooms with high ceilings add drama and detail to a home. Even in smaller rooms, high ceilings can make a space feel more open and airy. High ceilings also make other luxurious features, like floor-to-ceiling windows opening up to stunning views, possible.
However, lighting a room with high ceilings can be a challenge.
Chandeliers look great and are a good way to add detail and style to a room. Unfortunately, chandeliers aren’t always great for casting light in a room.
Some create shadows because of their style features. In a large room with high ceilings, a chandelier can only cast light so far.
This leaves you with shadows in the corners of those high ceilings.
Recessed lighting can solve this problem. Whether used in addition to a chandelier or in place of one, recessed lights can illuminate every dark corner of your high-ceiling room with ease.
Lamps, and the power cords that go with them, are a recipe for accidents. From kids and pets to vacuum cleaners, there is an endless number of ways for a lamp to get knocked over.
Besides the broken glass, falling lamps can also knock over televisions or other small furniture, which could lead to injuries.
Recessed lighting offers a simple way to avoid this risk entirely. With no power cords or lamps to deal with, you can light your home safely and easily.
Adding Recessed Lighting to Your Space
Recessed lighting is a great addition to any home. It boosts the value of your home, prevents accidents, lights up darkened corners, creates a minimalist look, and makes your space feel larger. Like any home project that requires working with your home’s electricity, adding recessed lighting requires the help of a trained professional.
Contact us today or request your free consultation to learn how we can help you upgrade your home’s lighting with modern recessed lighting fixtures.