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Great Lightning and Home Remodeling Painting Ideas For Your Home

Great Lightning and Home Remodeling Painting Ideas For Your Home

Great Lightning and Home Remodeling Painting Ideas For Your Home

Did it ever occur to you that just by tweaking the lighting in your home you could give it a completely new look? With a little imagination and the expert assistance of a good electrician you can see your home in a whole new light! Here are a few ideas and tips to spark your imagination.

Soften a bright living room by swapping that large central light fixture for an new and elegant mixture of track and accent lighting. Track lighting does not have to make your living room look like a furniture showroom – there are many new and attractive options available for homeowners to choose from.

Accent lighting can be used to highlight all of your favorite treasures and fanciest pieces of furniture as well as add an extra dimension to the newly layered lighting scheme in your living room.

A faux skylight is a wonderful way to add “natural light” to a windowless bathroom or basement. While it works in a similar manner to fluorescent panel recessed lighting, a faux skylight creates the impression of real sunlight by using daylight-spectrum florescent tubes hidden behind a translucent diffuser. It is a beautiful way to add architectural interest as well as light and is far more affordable than you might imagine.

Not all lighting fixtures are created primarily for illumination purposes. Decorative sconces come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and they are a great way to add visual interest as well as soft light to the living room, dining room, bedroom or even the bathroom. Just make sure you have your wall sconces professionally installed by a licensed electrical as wiring and walls can be a tricky combination.

When homeowners think about giving a room a new coat of paint to liven it up or give it a whole new look they tend to concentrate solely on the walls, forgetting that the space above their heads – the ceiling – should be given equal attention if the space is really going to end up looking its best. In fact changing the color and/or texture of a ceiling can by itself change the entire look and feel of the room as a whole.

Ceilings do not have to be white. In fact white is quite a poor ceiling color choice as it will attract dirt and dust easily. How many of us really bother to climb up to wash our ceilings when giving the walls a once over as part of a spring clean?

Darker ceilings can add a sense of warmth to large room, especially if it is furnished sparsely and smaller rooms can be opened up with a few coats of a light, pastel colored ceiling paint.

The type of paint you choose for a ceiling can be as important as the color you opt to use. If you are planning to have your ceiling painted a darker color opt for a gloss or eggshell finish to impart a reflective light. On the other hand if you have a ceiling that is textured in some way – especially for acoustic or popcorn ceilings – a matte finish paint allows the texture to shine through as it should.

Even if they are happy to tackle painting a few walls themselves many homeowners are sensible enough to leave painting the ceiling to a professional, since it really is a messy, tricky and potentially rather dangerous job. If you are hoping to add texture to your ceiling as well hiring a professional painter is the best way to ensure that you get the look you want.

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