Home renovations blog: Light fixtures for the home

By the resi financial blog team, 05 November 2014

Home renovations blog: Light fixtures for the home

If you own a home that could use a little classing up, changing out your old light fittings for new ones could make a massive difference. The abundance of normal and feature lighting options on the market makes it easy to find a lighting solution to fit your home, style and budget.

Win some style points

For those that have recently laid some new carpet and coated the walls with a splash of paint, you may be wondering what is holding your decor back. And then you have that light bulb moment and realise your light fittings are so old they could've come off Noah's Ark.

Simply replacing existing light fixtures with modern ones can make a huge difference to the style and tone of your house, without incurring much cost. Even low budget fittings in a brushed stainless steel finish can help your home or investment property jump into the 21st century.

If the new light fitting is smaller than the old one, you may need to do some patching and painting on the ceiling, so budget for this as well. Don't forget the light switches and power outlet covers as well. For some spare change, you can quickly update the look of these items.

There is very little wiring involved in these modifications, but make sure to get a qualified professional to do it for you. They may even have a trade discount they can get on the fittings you want.

Go hard and save some money

If you're doing a whole home makeover, you should consider creating a lighting plan to make sure you have all areas covered - in fact, you may even want to put in some new lights and take others out.

There is also the opportunity to create feature spaces with backlit areas in the kitchen, or cove lighting and under-cabinet lighting for really bold statements.

Save on your power bills too, by including LED bulbs and other economical features into your home lighting plan.

Whatever you choose with your lighting and home renovations, it can always help to have a resi loan specialist shed some light on your refinancing options, making sure you are getting a great deal on your home loan and personal finance.

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