Brighten up for Spring with Lighting

It’s spring fix-up time! The weather is getting warmer and motivated homeowners start tackling their spring to-do lists. Projects range from painting the house exterior to smaller, less daunting tasks such as cleaning, simple repairs or updates. If you’re leaning toward the simpler, less expensive route, why not update your lighting? Replacing dated lighting adds pizazz to a space without breaking the bank!

There are endless choices of lighting fixtures for every style and taste. Think outside the box on replacement fixtures! Different types of fixtures are used in non-traditional areas. Chandeliers are used in bedrooms or bathrooms. Pendant lights replace table lamps beside beds, sofas or even vanities. You’re limited only by your imagination!

Chandeliers may be a stunning focal point or subdued and understated. Their illumination can create a dramatic stage for entertaining or a soft touch to a formal setting. Whichever style you prefer, there are an abundance of designs to choose from.

A well-lit room needs a combination of general, task and accent lighting. Table and floor lamps are excellent sources of task lighting as well as being decorative, easy to move and super easy to update with new shades. Floor lamps are great for illuminating a dark corner.

Sconces are often the overlooked fixture. They complement other lighting creating a layered and balanced effect that is appealing and functional. Sconces do not necessarily need to match the primary fixture, but it’s best to choose the same finish.

Under cabinet kitchen lighting is an easy and practical addition. There are several choices for lighting types and installation. If you’re doing a remodel, hot wiring the fixtures is best. For updates, plug-in fixtures are simple to install. LED rope strips, fluorescent and halogen fixtures are all excellent choices.

The kids’ rooms need lighting updates too! Lighting fixtures and ceiling fans designed for children add a fun and whimsical touch.

Stay cool this summer and conserve energy with a new ceiling fan. Their breeze makes the temperature feel up to four degrees cooler allowing you to raise the thermostat setting. It costs approximately one cent per hour to run a ceiling fan, compared to 43 cents per hour for central air conditioning, and 16 cents per hour for a room air conditioner. A fan with a decorative light gives you the best of cooling and illumination.

Don’t forget outdoor lighting! It not only enhances curb appeal but makes your home safer. Flush mounts or hanging fixtures are great under a porch roof. Combine with wall lanterns and post lights for a complete look. Also consider adding motion sensors for added security.

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About Modern Supply:

Modern Supply, a family owned kitchen, bath & lighting showrooms, provides the retail consumer with cabinetry, countertops, appliances, plumbing fixtures and lighting for kitchen and bath remodels or new construction. Design consultants provide measure & design services for your space. Modern Supply is also a wholesale distributor to building, plumbing, HVAC and electrical contractors. 865.966.4567

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