What’s the Best Lighting for Basements?
If you’re lucky enough to have a basement, you may be considering all the ways you can create more livable space in your lowest level. With little natural light available, achieving adequate lighting in a basement is critical for making the space fit for use. Due to the lack of windows or exterior doors, the usual rules for lighting a living room or bedroom don’t always apply in basements.
Basement Lighting Ideas
There are so many fun things you can do with a finished basement, such as:
- Game room
- Home theater
- Children’s playroom
- Den/family room
- Home office
- Guest suite
- Crafting corner
- Family library and reading nook
- Homeschooling room
Whatever you decide to do with your basement space, you’ll need the right lights. Here are some basement lighting ideas to help you get your plans going.
Basement Stairwell Lighting
Basement Recessed Lighting
Basement Track Lighting
Unfinished Basement Lighting Ideas
You may plan to leave a portion of the basement unfinished. This is common for homes with utility rooms or workshops in the basement. And it makes sense: Why finish a room that’s going to repeatedly be covered in sawdust? Why finish a laundry room that nobody is going to spend time in? However, effective lighting is still important for these kinds of spaces. Choose light fixtures that provide ample light for your workspaces. In many cases, LED workshop lights are a great solution. If you will be using power tools in the room, choose fixtures that provide protection for the light bulbs.
Professional Basement Lighting Installation
Did you know that your local Mr. Electric specializes in lighting installations? Whatever plans you have in mind for your basement, you can count on us for expert installation services for lights, ceiling fans, dedicated circuits for appliances, and much more. Call Mr. Electric today at 844-866-1367 or schedule an appointment online.