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When you’re looking for inexpensive ways to upgrade your home, you can’t go wrong with new lighting! It’s very easy to install new light fixtures in your home, and you can use the house lamps that you have to create great task lighting in all the places where you live and gather. You don’t have to have a lot of design experience, and most of the best lighting solutions just take a little common sense.

Our team of residential electricians at Gary Houston Electric is always available when you have questions about home lighting design. We can help you upgrade your home to new high-efficiency lighting, and create beautiful lighting concepts that seamlessly blend form and function. Here are a few lighting ideas for your home. Give us a call if you have any questions or if you’d like to schedule an in-home consultation.

Living Room-Most families don’t enjoy harsh overhead lighting when they’re relaxing and watching TV, but you’ll need plenty of task lighting around the room if you have a lot of readers in the family. Recessed lighting, sconces, or valance lighting can create ambient light in your main living areas, and track lighting is a good way to highlight artwork or photos.

Kitchen and Dining Room-You’ll need plenty of focused task lighting in food preparation areas, and a recessed fixture over the sink creates ambient lighting suitable for a small kitchen. Be sure to also install a dimmer switch for your dining room chandelier to create mood lighting for special occasions.

Bathrooms-In addition to focused lighting around your mirror, be sure to consider placing sconces around the room to create ambient lighting during your next bathroom remodel.

Outdoor Lighting-Outdoor lighting is great for the physical security of your home, but don’t make the mistake of flooding your yard with light. Intense lighting creates shadows and reduces your visibility at night. You’re better off thinking of your yard as another room in your home and creating dramatic lighting effects for your home’s natural focal points.

We’ve been Arkansas’ leading residential and commercial electrical services contractor since 1978, and we love helping our customers with their remodeling projects.If you have any questions about home lighting design or would like to schedule service, contact us online or at 501-375-8330.

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