How often do we replace the lighting in our homes? Depending on when your place was built, it may have been decades since anyone made any upgrades or adjusted the fixtures. Here are a few signs that you may need to upgrade your light fixtures to try and illuminate your home in a more vibrant way.
You Don’t Have Enough Light
If your home is using older fixtures, it’s likely that you’re not getting as much light as you’d like. You might be able to get a little more by upgrading your bulbs to a higher lumen. However, if it seems like no matter where you’re standing in a room, it’s just not getting enough light, you may want to consider getting some new fixtures. You can swap out existing lights and work with an electrician to possibly install a few extra ones to shine some light on darker parts of the room.
They Clash With Your Design
Many residential areas come equipped with flush-mount dome lights. Plenty of people don’t enjoy these lighting options. Many homes have them because they’re often a cost-effective option, but that doesn’t mean they go well with your home décor.
When you design your home, you want complete control over the aesthetic. We recommend finding some lights that work for your style.
Old and Faulty Lights
One of the most telltale signs that you may need to upgrade your light fixtures is when you notice they’re not performing as well as they used to. The fixtures in your home or apartment have likely been there since the home was built. Do you ever notice your lightbulbs buzzing or flickering? These symptoms could be a sign of worn-down fixtures. Even if you decide to upgrade to something in the same vein or style as what you have, you can rest easy with modern fixtures installed by a professional electrician.