If you're renovating your home, then you've probably put a lot of consideration into the planning process. The scope of the work, the layout of your new living spaces and the look and feel that you'd like to create may have been the primary focuses of your planning stage. A very important but often overlooked aspect of planning is the installation of lighting systems.
Lighting is an essential part of any home but sticking with your existing lighting won't do justice to your newly renovated home. Lighting plays an important role in functionality, practicality and in creating ambiance in your home. Here are two innovative and high-tech lighting ideas that you might like to include in your renovation project.
1. Smart lighting
With the continued popularity of smartphones and tablets, it seems that many systems within the home have become connected to and controlled via these personal technology devices. Lighting is one of these home systems that have become revolutionised by this technology.
Smart lighting can be accessed anywhere, anytime as long as you have an internet connection. It allows you to dim or brighten lights, turn on your lights before you get home at night and allows you to set timers to give the illusion of someone being home when you're out of town.
Smart lighting can also include movement sensors which turn lights on or off automatically when you enter or leave a room. Not only is this really cool, it's also a great way to save on electricity and add to your home's overall energy efficiency.
2. Integrated lighting
Another innovative lighting idea is to use integrated lights which are embedded within features of your home. They provide a more subtle and complementary way to light your home than standard light fittings and can add emphasis to features that you'd like to enhance.
Integrated lighting can be used in any room of the home. It's great for mood lighting in the kitchen and bathroom when incorporated into bench tops, cabinetry of alcoves. It's also excellent for providing visibility at nighttime when used to gently illuminate hallways, entry ways and interior staircases.
If you'd like to incorporate these modern lighting ideas, or you have other ideas that you'd also like to include, then talk to a local residential electrician service. They can help you to design a modern lighting system that will meet all your requirements and take your renovation project to the next level.