It can be challenging to design the lighting layout of your basement. Even if your basement is used as a walk-out and has many windows and doors, it is unlikely that it receives much natural daylight. As a result, it’s important to create a basement lighting strategy that considers all of your requirements.
If you’re just remodeling, the appropriate lighting may make a huge difference in how welcoming your area seems. If you’re planning a complete redesign, don’t overlook the need of contacting a lighting designer like us at Moose Basement to ensure that your area is properly lit. After the redesign is finished, you don’t want to look back and regret not putting enough plugs and light fittings.
The first thing to keep in mind when establishing a lighting strategy is its function. Furthermore, it is important to brainstorm basement lighting ideas. Certainly, you’ll want to turn on the light at the top area of the stairs to brighten the entire area, but you should also think about the kind of activities that will take place in your basement and the ideal lighting for each of them. Then, to set a tone of the area or accent particular components in the area, you might want to add some accent lighting or ambient lighting. Listed below are some of the best lighting for the basement.
These would be lights that are meant to diffuse light over a room. Recessed ceiling lights (also known as can lights, or downlights) are frequently the best way to produce ambient lighting in a basement. Track lighting is a less expensive option than concealed lighting, especially if you’re seeking to accommodate ambient lighting into a completed room.
It’s exactly what it sounds like: lights used to spotlight a certain subject. Pendant lights above a bar, chandeliers or huge suspended fixtures over a gaming table or a dining room table, under-cabinet lights in a kitchenette, or reading lamps beside a sofa or on a desk are all popular examples of task lighting in a basement.
This sort of lighting is used to create an atmosphere or to draw attention to design, artwork, or valuables. String lighting behind a table or behind a shelving unit, pendant lights in a home theatre room, or a tiny light fixture draped over a piece of art are all examples of this type of lighting. If you want to draw attention to architectural elements, furniture, wall art, or a collection of artifacts, wall sconces may do just that while also adding style to the room’s decor. Corded sconces can be utilized if you already have finished walls and don’t want to drill holes in them for illumination, but you’ll have to be creative with concealing the wires. Because track lighting on the ceiling can aim pools of light directly to a focal point, it’s ideal for emphasizing design aspects.
At Moose Basements, we will assist you from start to finish with your new basement lighting strategy. Contact us today!