Lighting for Your Basement Renovation
When we think of a basement, we aren’t likely to picture the most happy and brightly lit place. This dim image doesn’t have to be the case anymore! If you are thinking of renovating your basement in your Baltimore home, consider different lighting concepts to add to your basements style. Lighting is crucial in the home for rooms that don’t get much natural light. With Trademark Construction, we can help come up with a fitting design for your space.
Our design and construction team knows what you need for your basement renovation and can help you every step of the way.
Here are some ideas for lighting for your basement renovation
Recessed lighting is a never a bad choice for a basement setting. These lights are beneficial if you have a low ceiling height as well. You can place this lighting within the drywall or a suspended ceiling. This lighting technique will help your basement appear larger than it is; there are two ways this is done. The first is that the recessed lighting creates a wall washing effect, meaning light is displayed on the walls due to a certain types of trim you have used around the basement. Secondly, because the lights are set into the ceiling and not sitting on top of it, it gives the appearance of less clutter and larger space. The other benefit is that recessed lighting comes in all types of colors. No hanging lights means no hazards for the little ones either.
Creating a basement with windows is not only possible but encouraged. A basement with a lot of natural light is going to be the most beneficial light because this won’t affect the electrical bill. Also, if you are trying to create a space to be rented out, this will be a perk for the renter and they might jump on your offer even faster. Something you can talk to our team about is a potential patio door. This will help add another access to the back of the home, and will help a lot of natural light protrude into your Baltimore home.
Light tubes may be a new lighting concept to you, but they are common for us. This is another great alternative to get natural light into your home if you weren’t planning on doing a basement overhaul. The light tubes will take light from the outdoors by way of the roof and be transplanted into the interior of the basement. The tubes can be placed alongside the wall. While this sounds complicated it is an applicable process in most basements. If you have questions about this lighting concept, give us a call in Baltimore!
Wall light is another way to get a needed light source into the basement, without taking up too much room on the floor. Wall sconces combined with recessed lighting will add a nice dynamic touch to any basement in Baltimore. You can add wall lights that fit in with your design concept, and potentially tie the whole space together this way.
When it comes to your lighting concept for the renovation of your basement, one last thing we want to leave you with is efficiency. Make sure your concept fits your space and that you are taking all factors into consideration. At Trademark Construction in Baltimore, we want to make sure your basement fits your lifestyle. Learn more by visiting us in our show room or giving us a call!