Tips for Improving your Home Lighting on a Budget
A home renovation project can be a costly investment for many homeowners. For most people, new furniture, new paint, and new lights are likely to be the top 3 things on their list of priorities. Given the kind of money and work involved with your typical home renovation, it’s no surprise why many people tend to put these projects off for later. However, the truth is that it’s more than possible to cut costs even if you’re planning to change every single detail in the room. You just need to know what to look for and where to look for it. Below are a few tips on how you can save money when buying lights.
Get LED Lights LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs are currently the gold standard in lighting. And although they’re more expensive than traditional bulbs, that’s quickly changing as LEDs continually drop in price. Moreover, the slightly higher cost of LEDs is offset by the energy savings they bring to the table—especially when compared to traditional incandescent bulbs.
Hit Garage Sales and Flea Markets If you’re looking for bargains, flea markets and garage sales are the best places to look for new furniture, knickknacks, and light fixtures. Depending on where you look, you may find anything from sconces, desk lamps, floor lamps, chandeliers, and more. Simply swap out the old light bulbs with newer LEDs, and you’re good to go.
Do it Yourself Do-it-yourself projects can be rewarding, despite all the work that goes into them. There’s just something satisfying about building something from scratch. Bring out your inner designer by creating or customising your own light fixtures, whether using wood, scrap metal, or even paper mache. Experiment using glue and paint, and let your imagination run wild. Or you can just look at online DIY guides. That works too. Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact the LiquidLEDs customer support hotline.