Lighting Tips For Basements

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Making your basement an enjoyable place to spend time can be tricky. Without the right lighting it may feel too much like a dungeon (unless you’re into that! Don't Judge). Here are a few quick tips.

  1. Maximize the natural lighting. Trim back shrubs and other plants that block sunlight from window wells. If the window well has a cover, keep it clean or replace a cover that blocks light with one that lets light pass through.
  2. Choose light colors for walls, carpet and furniture. As much as we all miss the dark brown faux wood paneling from the ‘70s it doesn't do much to create a bright space.
  3. Accent Lighting. This will not only make the space brighter, it also makes the space feel less like a basement because lamps make the space feel decorated and lived in.
  4. Light Bulbs. Depending on the types of fixtures in the basement there are various new types of lightbulbs. Consider talking to a lighting expert to find which type of bulb is going to give you the best results.

 

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Rainmaker
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Kathleen Vetrano
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Lighting is one of the most important elements in a home that many take for granted.  It can set the mood and tone as much as the colors used.  Very good advice.

Dec 10, 2014 12:48 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Proper lighting can make that dungeon feeling go away Alexa Sanchez .

Good photos too!

Dec 10, 2014 12:59 PM #2
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Winston Heverly
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Alexa,  a nice read with a ton of valuable information to ponder. Thanks for sharing.

Dec 10, 2014 02:18 PM #3
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Good information, thanks Alexa Sanchez--Coach KC

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Dec 10, 2014 09:36 PM #4
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Alexa Sanchez
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Thank you everyone.  My basement is my family room and to me it's important for it to feellike a hang out space with great lighting and all

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