Lighting; Makes a House a Home

By: Eddy Kicker

There are few things that have the potential to create more of an ambience in a home then the lighting. Lighting is functional, used to set moods and a great design element. It is an element that is open to a great degree of personal expression and it is al element that can either add great value to a home if well done and suitable or take away value if it is old and outdated or sloppily wired. This can also result in a fire hazard so always make sure that your wiring is up to code.

Lighting is one thing that can relay the theme of a home to a viewer.

Modern lighting imparts a modern theme and so on. The major fixtures in a home is one of the first things that a prospective buyer will notice, if the lighting looks like something out of a 70's movie you may want to consider an update. Lighting can be a real conversation piece, especially for the major rooms like kitchens and living rooms. Try to sync the look of these fixtures with your furniture and decorations and the room will seem much more complete.

Lighting is also a major factor when showing a home. People need to be able to see all the aspects of your home properly to make a decision on whether or not to make an offer on it. Lighting is essential in setting the mood in a home that is being showed. The level of light will depend on the time of day the home is being shown at so having all the lights on dimmers is a great idea. The correct light fixtures can go a long way to making a home more inviting, and definitely more comfortable. Buyers like seeing new fixtures of any kind in a home, so taking the time to replace all the lights in your home bodes well for a quicker sale and more impressed viewers.

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