If you’re struggling to find the perfect lighting options for a room in your home, consider the difference installing a dimmer switch might make. For rooms that need overhead light, say the kitchen, it can be incredibly helpful to have the lights on full blast while you’re preparing a meal, but lower them when you’re eating dinner at the kitchen table—or when you’re making that first cup of coffee in the morning.
In your living room or bedroom, you can also attach dimmer switches to lamps as well. That way you can adjust your lighting depending on your activity—low lights for movie-watching and brighter lights for reading or Scrabble tournaments.
And the final bonus of dimmer switches? They actually prolong the life of your light bulbs. Get more tips on choosing the right lighting options for your home.