Lighting Options For Your Basement


When finishing your basement, it's important to make sure that enough lighting is available. Here are some common basement lighting options.

Natural Lighting

Of course, you want to get as much natural lighting as possible. This will depend on the design and structure of your basement and how much of it is underground. Besides creating windows above ground, you may also want to create window wells. You'll need to make sure that they are waterproof and that the earth around the well is supported so that it does not cave in.

Ambient Lighting

Make sure there is sufficient ambient lighting that brightens up the entire room. Get bright lights. LED lighting is a good option.

Pendant Lighting

Pendant lighting, or task lighting, may also be necessary besides the main light in your basement. You may want to install light fixtures to illuminate specific areas, such as a work desk or a wine rack.

Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting is a great option if there is room in your ceiling. You can spread them throughout the room and brighten it up. Plan for more light in specific areas, such as a kitchen.

Track Lighting

Track lighting is also a popular option and can be used instead of recessed lighting. Track lighting is easy to install and doesn't require that much overhead ceiling space. Track lighting can include both ambient lighting and task lighting.

Consider Combinations and Contacting Us!
There are so many options when it comes to basement lighting! You can also combine various styles of lighting. Contact us for help with any of your lighting and/or basement projects!