Tips for Updating the Look of an Older Home Using Lighting


    When I was a young man, I remember most of the lighting used in homes was either indirect, by table lamps or hanging light fixtures. Although these forms of lighting had a sense of beauty, they were a poor source of washing painted wall surfaces and getting a sense of the true paint color. They were also difficult to read by unless one was right by the fixture which was hot and uncomfortable.

 Today, modern media such as computer screens and LED televisions in our homes are much easier on our eyes if we use the proper type of lighting to illuminate the room. One can give a stunning new look and feel to an older home by adding recessed lighting. Many times, homeowners shy away from the thought of adding recessed lighting because they think that it is necessary to tear out the entire ceiling to install pocket lights or recessed lighting. However, with a little ingenuity and care, recessed lighting can be installed with minimal drywall tear out and patching. This is not limited only to recessed lighting, it can be applied to installing other types of light fixtures using the same type of wiring techniques. Please join us and send your thoughts and experience as to how you have improved your home with overhead and recessed lighting.

Please be looking for the next article coming to you on November 10, where I will illustrate how to develop a lighting plan. Hope you are having a wonderful Fall! This is a great time of the real estate cycle to pick up a good deal on an investment property. I can help you find one in the Bryan-College Station market. I am consistently searching for these types of properties and would like to help you find one to begin or continue in the journey to making money with real estate. Get in touch and let’s talk about your real estate goals.

Tell Butler is Realtor with TM5 Properties in College Station, Texas with a passion for taking a property that is old and ugly and transforming it into an incredible dwelling. Tell has a life rich with experience in construction, real estate and is a master cabinet builder, furniture craftsman and refinisher. 



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