When remodeling a great finishing touch is to add recessed lighting to your rooms.
Recessed lighting has a myriad of benefits:
The first being it makes your room look a lot bigger. Having the light coming from the ceiling instead of hanging down in a fixture creates a brighter more airy room.
You can also showcase items you want to most highlight. Pointing the lights at a painting or a bookshelf accents the piece and brightens the scenery around it for an awe-like affect.
The lighting matches any decor. You get to choose the finishing touches like the color of the lights and the material that holds them in place.
Another benefit is that they dim which makes the perfect for watching movies!
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