Electrical Ideas To Give Your Home An Instant High-End Update On A Budget

Are you planning on
giving your living space a much-needed update? Perhaps you’re starting a
renovation project, designing a new build or taking on your first fix. Whatever
stage of property planning you’re at, it’s important to consider all aspects of
the space – including the electrics.

No matter how
beautiful our interiors are, if the electrics are feeling outmoded, it can age
our entire home. That’s why, every so often, our homes need a small refresh
without a full-scale renovation. By turning your attention to your electrics, you can make a substantial and long-lasting
update to your home.

Do your fixtures
need fixing up?

It’s easy to overlook
our electrical fixtures. Ideally, after all, they should blend into the
background. But shabby sockets and switches, or inadequate lighting, can lower
the tone of an entire space. The damage they do isn’t purely aesthetic either;
inefficient lighting and heating solutions can cause energy bills to be much
higher than they need to be.

Add a high end feel to
your home while saving on energy costs with these electrical ideas for the home

Mix and match
lighting solutions around the home

Lighting is a make or
break feature when it comes to home design. For a lighting scheme that is truly
catered to your home and your needs, adopt a mix and match approach.

Incorporate a mixture
of ambient, task and general lighting depending on your rooms, and what you use
them for. For example, undercabinet lighting is an ingenious way to illuminate
all the workspaces in your kitchen. In a room where the main purpose of
lighting is ambience, such as your kitchen, try to use feature table lamps such
as exposed Edison bulbs. If you don’t want to crowd your bedside table space,
you can even use low wattage pendant lighting.

Your switches and
sockets can make a big difference

Whether you’re
embarking on your first fix or designing a new build, switches and sockets are an integral feature of any room. As we
become more and more dependent on our electrics and appliances, the golden rule
is the more the merrier when it comes to sockets. Choose outlets with 4 or more
sockets, with USB ports for phone charging. You can even keep more of a handle
on your electricity costs with smart sockets that allow for timing and
scheduling.

In terms of
aesthetics, we often opt for ‘safe’ decorating choices when it comes to these
fixtures. But gone are the days of beige walls and floors and – with them –
white plastic switches and sockets. Try modernising your electrical fittings
with chic colourways and textured finishes. Add some striking contrast to a
bright wall with brushed chrome fittings or introduce striking contrast with
black nickel. 

Choosing
state-of-the-art electricals for your home is a worthwhile investment that will
elevate the entire feel of your interiors.

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