Almost everybody has a spot somewhere in their home that isn’t as brightly lit as they’d like. With LEDs cheaper than ever, there’s no time like the present to light the place up like a stadium. From shop lights to can light retrofits, here are our favorite upgrades.
The Problem: Many Homes Have Underwhelming Lighting
Many homes have really cruddy lighting design and placement. In fact, if you have an older home that hasn’t been extensively remodeled at some point in the past, then there’s a good chance the number of light fixtures and the placement thereof is abysmal.
I happen to live in a lovely nearly hundred-year-old home that is, as old homeowners like to say, full of charm and character. But a cursory inspection of the house will give you a sense that lighting design wasn’t something home builders in the 1930s placed a lot of emphasis on. Rooms have one central ceiling fixture, the utility room and laundry room in the basement only have a single pull chain fixture, the attic has one, and so on.
Modern homes aren’t…
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