Professional interior and exterior lighting can greatly improve your home's look, feel, and value

Owning a home can be a rewarding experience, in more ways than one. It affords one the luxury of being able to choose decor, artwork, furniture arrangements, etc. But what most homeowner's don't know is that a simple addition of lighting can make all the difference, transforming a subtle and regular home into a warm and inviting experience, perfect for dinner parties and get-togethers, private dinners or an evening inside watching home movies. With some of the most popular examples -- recessed lighting, landscape lighting, outdoor lighting and dimmers -- one can begin the process of making his or her home truly unique, setting it apart from all the others.

Recessed Lighting

If a chic, modern feel is what you're going for in your home, or what you aspire to create, look no further than recessed lighting. With the simple installation of small recessed lighting fixtures, one can highlight artwork, open up and make a room feel larger, more whole; one can also even create a streamline effect, going further with the modern style. Even closets can benefit from recessed lighting, illuminating certain sections of your wardrobe, or just brightening up that dark closet or cupboard. Also, recessed lighting has been known to be more cost efficient, what with normally coming with a dimmer switch, allowing the brightening or lowering of light in any room, thus decreasing energy usage. An added benefit of recessed lighting is its subtle style, what with being flush against the surface of the ceiling, allowing other areas of the room to be noticed and admired.

Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting is one of the most dramatic improvements one can make to his or her home. Not only do lights installed in various locations around your home increase security, they also add to the resale value, giving your home a more modern and efficient look. One of the main reasons homeowners have landscape lighting installed is for security, illuminating dark areas of a lawn or backyard so as to have peace of mind when inside, knowing no corner of their property is in the dark. Another great feature is for outdoor dinner parties or barbecues, ensuring no one trips or falls over obstacles or objects unseen due to shadows or dark corners. Landscape lighting also accentuates the architecture of your home, adding to its beauty and value. One can literally sit back and watch their home come alive with well placed lighting, and also allowing neighbors to take a peak at your garden, fountain, etc. Energy efficiency is the main selling point when considering landscape lighting for most homeowners, using 1/3 of the energy compared to high-voltage systems, and the installation is far more simple and less complex.

Dimmers

Besides the obvious fact of affording one with a more sensual and enjoyable experience in a private setting, dimmers are well known to have huge savings when it comes to energy consumption. With the ability to control the amount of light coming from any given dimmer, one can literally choose his or her energy consumption to his or her liking. Dimmers can complete the look of a room, provide ambiance in a certain section or area, and even be programmed to dim at night and return to normal levels during the day, for added security.