Ugly ceiling light fixtures can’t be helped if you’re a renter. There are ways, however, to cover those fixtures so they don’t offend your eyes whenever you look at them. But for homeowners, there’s really no excuse for keeping ugly lights about. There are tons of videos online, showing how one can replace light fixtures. Or if you’re not handy with tools, you can call your trusty electrician to do it for you. Now, if you’re looking to update the lighting in your home but aren’t sure if recessed lighting is a good idea, read on. Here, we’ll talk about the top five reasons why you might want recessed lights for your home.
They Make a Room Look Bigger
The thing with light fixtures is they take up visual space in a room. This isn’t a problem with recessed lights since they can hide or shrink into the ceiling. There’s nothing hanging down to interrupt the visual space. This is especially useful if you have an older home with about 8 or 9-foot ceiling. Recessed lights create an illusion of height, plus since they’re subtly located, they don’t compete with a room’s core accents and pieces.
They’re a Must for Low Ceilings
Can you imagine a low-ceilinged room filled with light fixtures? You’ll be hitting your head every time you’re in there. If you have a room in your house with a low ceiling — a basement, for example, recessed lighting is your best option. These lights don’t take up unnecessary space and don’t stick out too much, literally.
They Can Illuminate the Entire Room
Usual ceiling lights illuminate the middle part of the room well. But the other parts such as the perimeter? Not so much. When arrayed properly, recessed lights can provide equal illumination that covers the entire room.
They’re The Best for Shower Stalls
Recessed lights aren’t just for ceilings. You also need them for water-intensive areas such as shower stalls. For such environments, you’ll need sealed units that are waterproof. That way, even if they do get splashed with water, you don’t have to worry about them malfunctioning.
They Never Go Out of Style
Lighting trends come and go but recessed lighting is trend-proof. That’s because there are certain areas of the home where they are indispensable. Aside from low-ceilinged rooms and basements, you need recessed lights for home movie theaters, kitchen islands, above kitchen counters and perimeter. If you have a home theater, you’ll want clear sight-lines that recessed lighting can give. For your kitchen, you’ll want something that provides directional light to properly illuminate kitchen tasks. This is where recessed lights come in. They can also brighten up kitchen islands and most important of all, they stay out of the way, keeping the ceiling free from obstructions.
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