Even though we might like things about older homes, like the crown molding or the decorative details that you don’t see in many homes today, it can be hard to find an older home that doesn’t feel dark or cramped. Part of the reason for this is that it is hard to find an older home that has an open floor plan or sufficient lighting. When you are remodeling an older home or building one yourself, one of the most important things that you can do in order to make your home feel spacious and yet inviting it to make sure you have the proper lighting installation done by experts like ours here at Lamm Electric.
When you are updating an older home with lighting installation, something you should consider, perhaps with a designer, is marrying the supplementary lighting that we enjoy today with the older feel of lighting fixtures from an older home. Depending on how old your older home is, you might want to get rid of the lighting altogether, but historical homes should try and keep some of the charm of an old-world light fixture with the current needs of today’s families.
A great way to add more lighting to any older home with lighting installation is to consider using recessed lighting along with more historical light fixtures. Because recessed lighting blends into the ceiling, you can get the extra brightness that you are looking for, but with the focus being on a great chandelier or other light fixture/focal point.