Change the look of your home with just the flip of a switch
Architectural lighting can give your home a whole new look. Just ask any interior designer or architect and they'll tell you that it is the perfect finishing touch to any renovation, adding illuminating ambiance to every room in your home.
Of course, choosing can be a daunting prospect. That's why Reno-Assistance has already found, for your convenience, the very best architectural lighting experts, the best general contractors and electricians to start brightening up your home in a flash
What is architectural lighting?
Before we go any further, let's start by defining what architectural lighting is and how a renovation of this kind can add a unique character to your home.
When we talk about architectural lighting, we're not simply talking about adding recessed lights to your ceiling, but to create intricately shaped crevices in your ceiling to conceal the presence of lights that reflect their clarity on the ceiling and illuminate the room. Therefore, the first task for your contractor is to create the desired shapes in the ceiling gypsum that will hide the lights as much as possible, so that you can only see the illumination of your ceiling. Subsequently the lights will be inserted into the hidden spaces and point at the target areas. You can see a clear example by looking at the architectural lighting in the ceiling of this bedroom which is breathtaking!
Why install architectural lighting in your home?
For extraordinary lighting that will leave you dazzled at every opportunity! It's a form of lighting that allows you to cover larger spaces and a much longer length than recessed lights, for example. This gives a unique character to your home and enhances the design aspect of your room.
Outdoor architectural lighting
Architectural lighting is not limited to indoor work. If your home has modern cladding or beautiful brick, an exterior with a beautiful finish or a large balcony, why not illuminate it at night to highlight this aspect of your home? In addition, it’s also an excellent defense against thieves who wouldn’t dare to target a house too well-lit for fear of being caught. This is an extra advantage that you get with outdoor architectural lighting.
Make your lighting project really shine from the start with Reno-Assistance
The right lighting can be a true source of comfort for you, dramatically illuminating your home's interior in more ways than one.
Every renovation project, however, must be done with precision and care from start to finish. That's where an expert can make your project really shine. And that's where we can help you — with a free referral to the best pro in your area.
The expert we refer to you can help you choose the right lighting in the right places inside your home, playing off the shapes, furniture and the colors of your interior to provide you and your family with true, nuanced visual comfort.
Installing energy-efficient lighting is the brilliant way to go
To reduce your budget over time, installing energy-efficient lighting is the brilliant way to go — financially, environmentally and aesthetically:
- A single incandescent bulb, in terms of electricity, costs up to 10 times the original purchase price of the bulb itself.
- Installing energy-efficient fixtures with ENERGY STAR certified bulbs (such as LEDs and CFLs that use between 75%-80% less energy and last at least six years longer than common incandescents) can lead to electricity savings of more than $130 over the lifespan of these light bulbs.
When you do the math, it becomes clear that energy-efficient lighting is the best way to save the earth and your money each time you turn on the lights. All that's left to do is pick the right architectural lighting fixtures. Here, Reno-Assistance will find you an expert to do just that.