Adding Value to Your Home: The Importance of Investing in Quality Lighting
It's hard to appreciate what you can't see. The quality of lighting in your home plays an important role in the home's value, both to you and future buyers. Gloomy rooms, light fixtures that cast shadows, and outdated fixtures all serve to hide the better qualities of your home that are already there. Even the most beautifully designed home can go unnoticed if it can't be seen. That is why Urban Ambiance seeks to provide the best modern lighting solutions for homeowners across the US.
If you want to brighten your home, new lighting designs can chase away the shadows. If you want to accentuate the best qualities of each room, new light fixtures can transform an outdated space into a modern oasis. When it comes to renovations that increase the value of your home, quality lighting is an important place to start.
Renovations that Improve Your Home Value
As a homeowner, you have the freedom to renovate your house any way you want. You can repaint the walls, build a deck, take out walls, and install new fixtures. Each renovation can make the home more enjoyable for you and your family. Of course, the most valuable home improvements are those that also increase the house's value on the real estate market. Whether you keep the home as an asset for generations or resell it a few years down the road, each change you make to the house can increase its worth.
You might be surprised which renovations have the greatest impact on market value. It's the little things that often matter most. Updating outdated features and making it easier to enjoy each room make a big difference. This is why updating old light fixtures and lighting designs can be so important in renovations that add value to your home.
Chasing Away the Shadows: Better Living & Brighter Photos
Many older homes (and some brand-new homes) have light fixtures that do not fully illuminate each room. Large living rooms might have too little lighting, leaving the room gloomy at night and on overcast days. Smaller spaces may have light fixtures that cast shadows into the corners instead of lighting up the entire space.
Because humans prefer to live in clearly lit spaces, this leads to under-utilized rooms which can lower the inherent daily value of your home. At the same time, it is more difficult to sell homes with poor lighting design because photos are not as bright and welcoming compared to well-lit homes. Quality lighting upgrades improve your home on both fronts. Not only will you be able to better enjoy your spaces, but your home will also appear more warm and welcoming when marketed with photos free of gloom or shadowy corners.
Modernizing Outdated Light Fixtures
The fixtures in a home often reveal its age. When new buyers are considering homes to buy, they want to feel that it is new and fresh. This is why we repaint houses, fix up scuffs, and clean to the rafters when preparing a home to sell. However, old light fixtures (along with plumbing and hardware) can show just how old a home truly is. New light fixtures are sometimes necessary to replace outdated styles and flaking finishes.
Why allow a light fixture from decades past reduce the value of your home? Replacing existing light fixtures is an opportunity to upgrade the lighting design in your home and modernize the space to make the entire house feel newer. Not only will buyers appreciate the upgrade in the future; your family will also enjoy bright, stylish light fixtures as part of everyday life at home.
Creating a More Beautiful Home
When enhancing your home's value, you may start by correcting flaws, but you also have the opportunity to create a more beautiful home. Each light fixture you install is an opportunity to bring style, elegance, and personality into your home design. Playful chandeliers, elegant pendant lights, stylish sconces, and classic flush lights can each enhance your space in different ways.
You can choose light fixtures that add beauty and accentuate the existing design features for every room in your house. This can help you to create a more beautiful home where your mood will be subtly uplifted by spending time in your decorated and well-illuminated spaces.
New Lighting Designs to Enhance Your Home's Value
If you are ready to upgrade your home with quality lighting designs, where is the best place to start?
Recessed Lighting for Ambient Illumination
If your goal is to light up every corner without distracting from a central light fixture, recessed lights are a fantastic solution. Nestling canister lights into the ceiling can provide the perfect illumination for cleaning or hosting, while making it easy to dim the lights and switch to more traditional lighting modes when the mood changes.
Stylish Chandeliers and Pendant Light Centerpieces
Chandeliers and pendants make fantastic centerpieces for any room. Pendants can define important focal points in the room like a kitchen island or grand piano, while chandeliers tend to be placed in center locations. Chandeliers and cluster-pendant light fixtures can also be used to define sub-rooms in an open living area, such as above the dining space or conversation circle when there are no walls in between.
Practical Flush Lighting in Key Locations
Flush lighting is the classic choice for many homes, especially those with normal-height to low ceilings. Flush lights often provide a frosted shade co conceal light bulbs while providing soft, comprehensive lighting for each room.
Sconce Lamps as Illuminating Wall Décor
Sconces are best when strategically placed. They make excellent bedside lighting, lamps for reading nooks, flanking a fireplace, or lining a hallway where overhead lights may feel more cramped. Sconce lights also act as illuminating wall décor. Your choice in sconce style will contribute to the home's décor, so it's best to choose timeless or versatile designs.
Smart Lights and Ambient Lighting Enhancements
Lastly, consider how smart lights and indirect ambient lighting can enhance beauty and versatility of your home's lighting design. Ambient lighting can add soft glows and mood lighting throughout your home.
Improve Your Home's Value with Quality Lighting Designs
If you are planning on renovations to improve your home's value, light fixture upgrades can make a big difference. Chase away the shadows, update old fixtures, and discover new ways to add beauty to every room in your home. If you're ready to create quality lighting in your home design, Urban Ambiance is here to help. Contact us today to explore our wonderful collection of modern and classic light fixtures to enhance your home's illumination and aesthetic value.