Spring is a time of fresh beginnings, and for many homeowners, that means cleaning and updating their home. If an update is on your radar but you’re not sure what to do, a great option is lighting. Our friends at Lighting Design say updating lighting is the best and easiest home upgrade for the following six reasons.

  1. Low Cost. There are some lighting options that can start adding up, but you can find many great choices for under $300 (and even some at $100 per light). Compare that to other updates, like flooring that has a cost in the thousands for each room, and lighting is a low-cost way to update.
  2. Easy to Do. Switching out light fixtures is one of the easiest projects a homeowner can tackle. Turn off the power to the light, remove the existing fixture, then install the new fixture following the instructions it comes with. If you’re new to switching light fixtures or need an extra reminder on what to do, Lighting Design has step-by-step guides on How to Change a Light Fixture and How to Install a Ceiling Fan.
  3. Increase Curb Appeal. What’s the saying … you only get one chance to make a good first impression. For your home, that’s curb appeal, and if you have an older light or one that isn’t quite giving off the best first impression, change it out. In addition to looking better, changing your exterior lights can also improve lighting around your home.
  4. Make Your Home Brighter. As Lighting Design notes, this one seems like a no-brainer, but there are many homes that suffer from low light that could be vastly improved with a new lighting fixture. Lighting Design suggests adding recessed lights or disc lights or replacing single-light fixtures with multi-light ones.
  5. Adds Home Value. As long as you choose sensible light fixtures, they will add value to your home when it comes time to sell it. The home will show well to potential buyers, who can see that you cared for your home.
  6. Can Easily Change the Look/Feel of Your Home. From adding more light to making it feel more modern, updating light fixtures can make a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your home. For example, Lighting Design notes that glass pendants over a kitchen island can open up the kitchen while still providing quality lighting because the glass doesn’t cut into your line of vision.

Looking for light fixtures to update your home? Check out Lighting Design’s large catalog of options in a variety of price ranges to fit any budget or style.

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