Lighting can turn a house into a home by creating the right atmosphere and tone for each room. The kitchen is often bright, well-lit and the hub of the household. Living rooms opt for cosier lighting schemes, and kid’s bedrooms need flexibility going from bright to peaceful, depending on the time of day.
When renovating a room it is best to plan lighting in advance. Which areas of the room do you want to highlight? Is there a colour scheme you are looking for? What is the tone of the room: modern, traditional, artistic?
As you plan and design the room and incorporate lighting, consider the electrics behind each decision and seek advice from a qualified electrician before you make any final decisions. It may be that some walls will struggle with cables, and some lighting concepts are ambitious and require more sophisticated writing. Avoid making DIY lighting infrastructure catastrophes and book in a qualified electrician ahead of the renovation.
When your lighting is all set up, save energy and money by being light-aware: