HGTV’s Front Door lists changing out lighting as one of the five best value projects to add appeal to your home.
Lighting can affect a home’s value, according to HGTV’s Front Door. The publication recently stated that understanding the different types of home lighting is crucial to brightening a space in the correct way. Leslie Sellers, president of the Appraisal Institute, says, “lighting sets the overall mood for your home. Washing the walls with the correct light will make a room feel more inviting, and many times, much bigger.”
Lighting can completely transform a space by affecting mood, enhancing the design and architecture, facilitating specific tasks, and creating a focal point. A popular lighting trend is the use of LEDs (light-emitting diodes). Though more expensive than regular incandescent light bulbs, LEDs last much longer, are more durable, do not flicker and withstand temperature fluctuations.
To bring out the best in your home, it is imperative to understand the different types of light sources. For example, some areas, such as a kitchen, require task lighting, while other areas, such as a bathroom, may need more ambient lighting, and other rooms will need various light combinations.
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– selected from September 2011 issue of Bright Ideas, American Lighting Association