Make the Most of Your Basement With the Right Lighting

Basement remodeling projects have come a long way in recent years and so have interior lighting options. Depending upon all the various activities they plan to use their basement for, homeowners now have many more options. Whether some areas will be used for family gatherings, or other areas for completing tasks or hobbies, either way, there are multiple lighting solutions available for both.

The Key to Successful Lighting – Consider Function

When deciding upon all the lighting requirements in a basement remodeling project, it’s important to consider all the various tasks or activities that will occur in each area. Of course, entering the basement space typically begins by walking down a flight of stairs, so it’s important to also include the basement staircase as one of the areas that requires proper lighting. Additional areas may include a laundry room, a home office, a game room, a family room, or perhaps a guest bedroom, along with a bathroom en-suite. Each particular area will likely have different lighting requirements.

Lighting Options For Each Area

A great way to get a basement remodeling project off to a good start is by adding some impressive lighting over the basement stairs. A small chandelier or two can add a touch of glam that will right away impress family members, as well as guests. Other options include adding wall sconces to provide the illumination needed for safely traversing the stairs. It is also possible to add lighting underneath each stair tread to provide extra illumination. Recessed lighting is great for areas that need bright illumination such as a game room, a laundry room, or a home office. Track lighting can highlight certain features of a room such as built-in storage cabinets, sports memorabilia in a game room, family heirlooms in a casual living area, or family photos in a hallway. A bedroom along with a bathroom en-suite may require both overhead lighting for more intense illumination, as well as wall sconces for reading in bed and facilitating personal grooming tasks such as applying makeup or shaving in front of the bathroom mirror.


A basement remodel can add great value to a home. When completed successfully, family members will have more space to relax, work, play, and sleep. Let us help you make the most of your basement project by offering our expertise in professional lighting fixtures and bulbs. Please contact us today!