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Basement lighting is a challenge for most homeowners because a basement is naturally very dark. To avoid just doing the bare minimum and placing generic light bulbs on the ceiling, you’ll want to consider a lighting specialist who can help you find the right type of lighting and fixtures to bring as much light as possible to your basement dwelling.
If you’re planning on using your basement for recreational use, the areas will need proper lighting to create a comfortable and safe environment for your family and friends. The basement lighting plan will likely not be the same as all of the other rooms, but that’s ok, many light sources will certainly help. Wall and recessed can ceiling lights will give the room warmth and create a more inviting atmosphere. With recreational rooms we strongly advise against the use of fluorescent light bulbs because of the health risk in the event one breaks.
Should you choose to make your basement an enhanced storage area, you’ll still need more than a headlamp to navigate through the available space. Simple light fixtures in your storage areas can make a significant difference in the functionality of your storage space. Not only will this allow you to find things quicker, but if done correctly, it should prevent you from losing things.
There are many light fixtures to choose from and our team will help you select the best ones for your basement’s purpose. For example, track lighting versus a lamp fixture. Ambient lighting or a dimmer switch, or what about recessed can lights? Which lighting options will work the best for you? Track lights are effective because of their ability to light multiple parts of a room simultaneously. If the basement will be used for a theater, ambient lighting and dimmer switches will work wonders!
Don’t just settle for a quick light bulb fix for your basement when there are so many lighting possibilities out there. It may seem overwhelming, but with St. Peters Remodeling in your corner, we can help you design the optimal lighting plan for your basement and find the best lighting materials available. A well lit room makes the world of a difference in both comfort and the feel of a room. If you’re planning on having guests over and hosting the party in the basement recreation room, then you shouldn’t use the same lighting that someone would if it was a storage area. Call us for a consultation and we can guide you to the best lighting choices.