February Home Tips: Guiding Light

Can You See the Savings?, Amie Hathaway, Realtor, REMAX Realty Findlay

Can You See the Savings?, Amie Hathaway, Realtor, REMAX Realty FindlayNeed a little more light in your life? See for yourself the difference that light bulbs and lamp shades can make with a room’s mood.  Check out these bright ideas from RealSimple.com.

Type Cast In the bathroom, use overhead lights to get rid of shadows; sidelights flanking the mirrors are perfect for makeup application.  In the kitchen, overhead lights brighten surfaces.  In the bedroom try cozy tinted, low-wattage bulbs to give a candlelit, romantic effect.  To create a grand atmosphere in the dining room, use a chandelier.  Place one directly over the table, but make sure to measure the ceiling height and table height before making a purchase.  Indirect lighting — in all parts of the home — softens spaces.  Small table lamps or wall sconces can also add a subtle glow.

Safe and Secure Use ambient lighting to brighten the exterior of your home.  Motion-activated or timer-equipped lights can ensure your home’s exterior is well-lit in the evenings.  Don’t go too dim or too bright — no need to attract intruders or bother your neighbors.

Source: The Residential Specialist, publication of the Council of Residential Specialists. Reproduced with permission of the Council of Residential Specialists.

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