Where lighting lies in your renovation plans

Though lighting can have a huge impact on the finished look and feel of a home or extension, more often than not it’s overlooked in the initial stages of planning. Builders, architects and homeowners tend to focus on big design features like windows, doors and built in furnishings, forgetting that lighting is the key element that will unite the design and bring it all together.

To make sure your renovation project looks as good as possible, start thinking about lighting in the early stages of the project. To help you get it just right, here are a few of the most important things to consider when planning a home renovation.

Ceiling lights

Ceiling lights are an integral element of a new room. Their size, position and the quality of light they emit will dramatically affect the look of the space, so it’s important to think carefully about where they’re going to go.

Begin by thinking about the size and dimensions of the space. If the room is long and thin you may need to place a number of ceiling lights at intervals along the space. If you’ve opted for a double height ceiling or if the roof is particularly high, you may want to consider a feature pendulum light. If you want the space to be evenly and brightly illuminated spotlights may be the way to go.

Wall lights

Wall lights can look fantastic in home renovations as they allow you to change the mood of the room quickly and easily. Your builder will need to know where you want the wall lights at the beginning of the project so that they can install fittings in the right places and ensure elements like windows and doors are the right distance away from the lighting fixtures.

Feature lighting

Thanks to the huge variety of lighting options available, making a real feature out of this essential design element is easy. If you want to add a lighting feature to your home renovation, look at ways of integrating LEDs into furnishings and fittings. As they don’t heat up like traditional bulbs, LEDs can be set into alcoves, cupboards, shelves and kitchen units, allowing you to create a unique lighting design for your home.


As well as integrated ceiling, wall and feature lights, the location of your lamps needs to be thought through early on in the design process. If you know you’re going to want a reading lamp next to the sofa or an upright lamp in the corner, make sure there’s a plug socket nearby and that there’s no wall light to interfere with the illumination of the lamp.

As home lighting is so important to the interior design of your home, it’s important to think about all the elements of illumination early in the renovation process. To find out more, or to learn about the innovative lighting solutions available, explore our site today.