Recessed Lighting Remodeling Ideas
When renovating a home, lighting fixtures should also be reconsidered as it can accentuate the highlights of the whole remodeled living space. The transformation it brings into a newly remodeled space can spell a lot of difference in terms of putting a spotlight on areas that may have been improved around the house. With the many lighting choices available, Recessed Lighting remains to be a popular choice among homeowners as it is very versatile and can be used in almost if not all rooms in a home.
What is Recessed Lighting?
Recessed Lighting is when the light bulbs are pushed in unto the ceiling through a cylindrical hole. The light then emanates from that space, acting like a can or down light that beams illumination to any room. It can be used to accentuate certain areas in a home, or it can serve as the usual home lighting. It may appear inconspicuous unlike the usual ordinary lighting where the bulb sticks out of the ceiling, but it may be surprising to note that it delivers the same amount of lighting power than the ordinarily installed ones, if not, even brighter due to beam concentration.
Why Install Recessed Lighting?
Recessed lighting can greatly help in creating the illusion of a bigger home, and a taller ceiling. Compared to the usual ceiling lights that drop from the ceiling level, recessed lighting created cleaner lines, and an illusion of space that helps to not crowd a small room.
When ordinary ceiling lights are installed in a much smaller space, the area usually looks all the more smaller with a caved-in feel. This is not the case for recessed lighting because the lights do not protrude into the space of the room that is being lighted, instead it has its own hollow opening to shine at, and reflect light from.
When a light is mounted from the ceiling, it may look unappealing as well, as it gives an unfinished industrial look. If industrial look is your home theme then by all means go for ceiling mounted designs, but if you are leaning towards the minimalistic look, or cleaner lines, then having recessed lighting is the way to go.
What is great about the versatility of recessed lighting is that it can be great for bedrooms, and even in nurseries. It is also perfect for the kitchen as it gives an illusion of a bigger and cleaner space. It is also great as complimentary lights to a dining area with ceiling mounted light fixtures. A living area or a family room will also be adequately illuminated, and even enlarged by recessed lighting. IN fact evn home corridors would look bigger, brighter and cleaner with recessed lights.
Where is recessed lighting best installed in a home?
Recessed Lighting, as earlier mentioned, is chosen by more and more homeowners because of its versatility. It can work well in bedrooms as it tends to make resting and lounging spaces, brighter and wider. It can also be great for home offices, as it does not only properly illuminate a home work station, it also lends formality and appropriateness for a space where seriousness is in order.
Recessed lightings can also be a great choice for kitchens as brighter lights help in food preparation and cooking. Bright lights help a lot in ensuring proper illumination which is needed when cooking food. It can also work well in bathrooms, as it provides a cleaner and bigger feel, to the otherwise smallest room in the house. The family room and visitor reception areas can also be appropriate spaces for recessed lighting, as it can be your stand-alone choice, or it can complement accent mounted lighting like a chandelier or even a ceiling fan with lights.
So whether you are in the building phase, or you are in the process of renovating a home, we at Green Electric Solutions will be more than happy to help you with the installation of recessed lighting in your new abode. Call us up anytime for a free, no obligation cost estimate today.
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