The main issue with renovating the basement is the lack of natural light that is essential for waking up a room. You may be fortunate enough to have a walk-out area or a small window, but chances are you don’t have much natural light to work with. This is when artificial lighting comes in to save the day. No matter what you choose to use your stylish basement for, the correct lighting can complete the look!
To get the most out of your basement, you need to begin by thinking about how you can implement ambient lighting. Carefully consider how you can maximise any natural light you do have by ensuring your windows are curtain free. Alternatively, you can use materials that allow the light to still enter the room.
If your basement has a low ceiling, like many do, recessed downlights will illuminate the room in a way that is stylish yet unobtrusive. For added flexibility, you could consider dimmer switches. It’s also important to stay away from low hanging fittings such as pendant lights and chandeliers. These will not benefit such low ceilings.
Many homeowners use their basement as a wine cellar, so you may want to consider an LED downlight that doesn’t generate heat.
If you are fortunate to have a high ceiling in your basement, track lighting is also a wonderful option for ambience. As opposed to a fixed downlight, you can move these lights along the track to shift focus whenever you need to.
Semi-flush fittings aren’t always ideal for a very low basement as they tend to give the impression of less height. Comparatively, downlights and track lighting will help draw eyes to the area that is being lit.
Layering is essential with any good lighting scheme. How you layer your lighting can have a huge effect on any room, including the basement. Consider a smart streamlined floor lamp that will throw light in an upward direction. It will bounce light off the ceiling and around the room, creating a light and airy space.
If your basement is to be used for specific activities such as a craft room, then you need to think about how you will add task lighting. Cabinet spotlights or adjustable lamps can be moved around the room or placed strategically depending on any particular stations you intend to add into the space.
Find the perfect basement lighting with ABM
There are so many options available for lighting any home, but your basement requires strategic planning to brighten up the space. If you’re not sure what lighting products would benefit the purpose of your basement, then speak with ABM Electrical Wholesale Ltd. We can help you find the perfect lighting products at the best value, so get in touch to find out more.