Your home furniture and decor are very important, but they’re not nearly as important as your lighting. Without the proper lighting your artwork, couches, countertops, and home accents would lose their impact and appeal. Everything must work in harmony, and if your lighting is lacking, it could be time to rethink your fixtures. You may have one room, such as the kitchen, that is in need of a serious lighting upgrade, and changing one or two fixtures can completely reinvent how you cook, clean, and use the space. At Hermitage in Nashville, we would love to help you find new home lighting fixtures.
Which Room Has the Greatest Need?
You may have ideas for new lighting in each room of your house, but for the sake of time and budget, it can be beneficial to ask, “Which room has the greatest need of new fixtures?” It might be the bedroom, where you could use new table or floor lamps, or the living room, where a new overhead fixture could reinvigorate the space. If there are too many shadows and dark corners in your home office, adding new, high output ceiling fixtures can make it easier to work at your desk. We have contemporary lighting options for every room in your home, and can help you decide where it will be best to begin. We can help you devise a logical approach to adding new lighting, and create a plan that works best with your lifestyle and budget.
Improving Energy Efficiency
Modern light fixtures not only improve the functionality and ambiance of a certain room – they also help improve your home’s energy efficiency. Older fixtures with incandescent bulbs can cost quite a bit to operate on a daily basis, and adding fixtures with CFL or LED technology can greatly decrease your monthly energy bill. You’ll also be able to enjoy bulbs with longer lifespans, as well as better, truer light than those old lamps and flush mount fixtures can provide.
Adding Precise Controls
Another factor that impacts efficiency and ambiance is lighting control. Placing dimmers and sensors around your home will allow you to set the lights where you want them, and turn fixtures on and off with a wave of your hand. With timers, you won’t have to worry about leaving the lights on when you leave for work, or feel nervous about coming home to a dark house. We have controls for both indoor and outdoor fixtures that will provide the peace of mind you’ve been seeking.
Getting Your Home Ready to Sell
If you’re thinking about selling your home in the near future, it can be smart to update your light fixtures before putting the property on the market. If the laundry room or spare bedroom has a fixture that hasn’t worked for some time, updating it can help your home feel more lived in, and let the potential buyer know they won’t have to replace the fixture after moving in. New, energy efficient fixtures can also boost your home’s resale value, and with proper planning, you can reap a fairly good return on investment.
If you’re shopping for new home lighting in Nashville, come to Hermitage for the very best options. We can help you choose a chandelier for your foyer, wall and table lamps for your bedroom, and ceiling fans with lights for your living room. It doesn’t matter if you’ve lived in your house for 20 years, or you moved in last week – we can help you rethink the lighting and create a design that results in a home you and your family will enjoy living in for years to come.