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Home Improvement  /  September 5, 2017

3 Simple Ways to Brighten Up a Dark Room

Your home’s lighting affects your health and mood more than you may realize. It’s been proven that humans respond, act, and feel better when in a home with plenty of natural light and light-inspired decor. Handyman Connection of Eden Prairie shares three effective ways to brighten up even the darkest of rooms:

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Add Light Finishes in the Kitchen

If you prefer a dark and dramatic look for your kitchen consider using lighter finishes for your countertops or mix and match light and dark cabinetry. This is an easy way to brighten up your kitchen without actually increasing the lighting. It makes the space look lighter and feel more open. When choosing finishes for your kitchen remodel, consider these tips to keep your kitchen airy.

Invest in Illuminating Windows

An effective way to brighten up a room is to install windows that bring in ample amounts of natural light. These not only visually open the room but also improve the ventilation, making the room feel more open and uncluttered. Just be sure to choose energy-efficient units to maximize the window’s potential. You can consult an expert like us for tips on choosing the best windows for your home.

Open Up Ceilings with Lighting Fixtures

The dramatic look of dark-painted ceilings and wood paneled ceiling applications make them a popular choice for most homes. The problem is, they can sometimes give the room a cave-like feel. Boost the drama and elegance of the room and improve its lighting by investing in recessed lighting fixtures. These are the perfect lighting choice because they can brighten up your ceiling without being too obtrusive to the eye.

For more creative lighting solutions, turn to Handyman Connection of Eden Prairie. Our expert team can provide you with a range of home improvement services to improve your home’s beauty, comfort, and efficiency. Contact us at (952) 563-8200 to learn more about our services or to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.

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