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Maintaining a home

How lighting changes your space – Ep 9

01 August 2019

Channel Nine’s The Block judge and Suncorp ambassador Shaynna Blaze presents a series of tips and tricks that can help you save money and add value to your home.

Different approaches to lighting can have a dramatically different impact on your space. Luckily, Shaynna has a few tips on how to make your lighting work for you.

Episode 9

A few bright ideas

Keep it cool or warm it up

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make when choosing lighting is whether you’d like cool or warm light. This is – of course – a matter of personal preference, but generally speaking, cool light works better in kitchens and bathrooms.

If you do decide to keep it cool in those spaces, you’ll want to make sure you have the same lighting in any connected spaces.

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Beat those bills

There are some simple choices you can make with your lighting that’ll help reduce your power bills and keep a few extra bucks in your pocket. For example, you can budget better by using LED lighting. LED lighting will use a lot less power, which can result in a lower lighting bill.

Also, if you identify the main working areas in any given room – say, the desk in your study or the bench and stove in your kitchen – you can light those particular areas with task lighting. This will keep you from having to light up the whole area, and contribute to lower energy consumption.

Find a local electrician

If you’re thinking of installing some new lighting in your home, whether that’s a few subtle downlights or an attention-grabbing pendant or two, you might want to get in touch with a qualified electrician. That’s where hipages can help! They’ll let you read reviews from other users and get three quotes from tradies in your area.

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