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Affordable Lighting Upgrades You Can Do Yourself

Affordable Lighting Upgrades You Can Do YourselfInside or outside your home, simple lighting upgrades can make a huge difference in the appearance of your home. A change in lighting fixtures or bulbs might seem like an almost too simple answer to small home renovations, but they can really change the entire mood and atmosphere of your home.

  1. Outdoor Lighting

Simple and affordable lighting upgrades can make a huge difference. Certain fixtures can dress up and beautify what might otherwise be a simple décor.

  • Fixtures

Depending on the décor style of your home, there are many styles of fixtures for outdoor lighting. For a more updated and modern look, chrome or metal colored spotlights and track lighting can brighten up your outdoor areas. If you’re looking for a more traditional or rustic style, there are lamps and sconces for literally every décor scheme.

  • Motion Sensors

For security as well as convenience, motion sensors are an excellent upgrade that every home should have. Motion sensors can be placed at every entrance to the home as well as fence gates and other dark or shadowy areas of your home and yard.

  • Path ways

For sidewalks, driveways, or other paths, lighting can be added along the sides for both safety and aesthetics. Simple fixtures along both sides of your driveway not only guides vehicles safely to your home, but also creates a beautiful atmosphere and adds character to your home.

  1. Indoor Lighting

In every room of your house, the lighting makes the biggest difference to the atmosphere and décor. If it is too bright or too dim can change the outcome of your color scheme and decorative additions that you have spent time and money working on.

  • Kitchen and Bathrooms

In most homes, kitchen and bathroom lighting is meant to be bright and inviting. In the kitchen especially, the light needs to be bright enough to see everything you need to without coming across as too clinical.

  • Living Areas

Consider using a dimmer for the your living areas. A dimmer can allow you to set just enough light, and change the mood of the room as needed. Decorative lighting should also not be overlooked. Adding small lamps and spotlights around your house, especially near art or decorative pieces, can really update your home.

Simple and affordable lighting upgrades can change the overall look of your home, inside or outside.


Solar Energy

solar energy

Solar energy in its simplest term refers to the energy generated by the sun.  That energy can be harnessed and used to perform different tasks.  It is not harmful and the equipment it uses is very environmentally friendly.  If we compare solar energy with electrical energy, then solar energy is very cost effective and beneficial for home use.  You can easily reduce your electric bill by using solar energy in your home.

Solar Energy Bulbs

There are special types of solar-energy bulbs available.  The bulbs have special sensors that sense darkness and will turn on automatically.  There is no need to turn on the solar-energy bulbs manually.  If the sensor detects light the bulbs will turn off automatically.  The use of solar-energy bulbs is easy.  Just purchase them from the local store, install them, and they are ready to use.

A Clean Energy Source

Solar energy will not pollute the environment.  It is a clean energy source and is environmentally friendly.

Comparing solar-energy systems versus electrically-generated energy systems, the solar-energy systems are very easy to maintain.  As we all know, solar energy is energy generated from the sun; so, there is no need to buy fuel for refilling the system.  There is some maintenance required but not as much as an electrical system requires.

A solar-energy system works autonomously.  No foreign energy sources are required for running the system.  If the electric-energy power outsource is damaged, then your house system will not be affected due to damaging weather because of the independent solar system.

If we can be of service or if you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Choice Home Inspection Services at 770-490-6911.  Or email or text us:  http://chisvc.com/contact-us