Garages can be a very useful and productive space in your house. If you are able to see clearly, that is. You will need to ensure that your garage is well lit, regardless of what purpose it serves, whether it’s for parking, projects or an apartment. When choosing the lighting for your garage, there are some basic rules.
When you use a garage for an apartment:
You can use your garage as an apartment by keeping the lighting natural. A spacious, open-plan apartment feels like home. This feeling can be achieved by allowing as much natural light into your garage as you can. Use filmy curtains to cover your windows. Choose light colors such as yellow and white that reflect the sun instead of absorbing it. Use lots of lamps with warm-colored bulbs if you don’t have any windows. Fluorescent lighting can cause irritation, especially in a living room. Mirrors can be a great way for you to make a smaller garage feel larger. Place mirrors throughout the room to create a feeling of more space.
When you use your garage as a workspace:
For garages that are used as workspaces, overhead lighting is the best. Track lighting can brighten your garage. However, make sure to have bright overhead lighting for night and evening work. Adjustable lighting is a popular choice. This allows you to control how bright your garage looks. Buy light bulbs with a higher CRI (color rendering index), such as 85, if you plan to use your garage for either woodworking or painting. This will enable you to see the true colors of paints and stains.
No matter what purpose you have for your garage, make sure that no place is dark. Make sure you have enough lighting in your garage to light all corners. Wall sconces can be a cost-effective and stylish way to achieve this goal. If you don’t have enough overhead lighting or lamps, you can install lights wherever you need them.
Make sure your garage door is functional, regardless of whether you live in it or not. It is vital to inspect your garage door regularly and have it repaired immediately if there is any problem. Direct Service Overhead Garage Door Company can handle all your garage door needs, including replacement and repair. We look forward to hearing from you!